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Hundreds Attend Funeral for Teen Who Drowned

Hundreds Attend Funeral for Teen Who Drowned

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Sarah Dallof ReportingA talented high school athlete and leader was laid to rest today. Seth Fraughton, 17, drowned one week ago while swimming in Bear Lake.

So many people turned out for Fraughton's funeral that there wasn't enough parking at the church where the nearly three hours long service was held.

Hundreds Attend Funeral for Teen Who Drowned

Hundreds turned out to say goodbye to Fraughton. Those we spoke to say he was an excellent football player, a great student at Viewmont High School, yet still very humble.

He was a friend to everyone he met, according to a family friend. He also wrote poetry.

Hundreds Attend Funeral for Teen Who Drowned

His uncle, Tom Piini, said, "Seth lived more in 17 years than most people do in a whole lifetime. He touched a lot of people's souls, a lot of people's hearts, and there will never be another Seth."

A Ford farm truck led the funeral procession, an ode to Seth's love of the cowboy life. Books of his poetry were also handed out.

Seth died a week ago. He was swimming just off the shore of Bear Lake when he slipped underneath the water and never came back up. Divers recovered his body several hours later.

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