Three teenage boys from Fremont were killed and another seriously injured in a one-car accident in June. The community came together Saturday night, helping each other heal and move forward.
With a long line and then kids racing to get in the water, it was a night of excitement at the Fremont Splash Station. However, the reason they were there was to support the boys' families.
On the night of June 3rd, Jackson Blick, Tyler Walling, and Trey Hansen were killed and Jake Burnside survived with serious injuries. Jake's father said the community has been great. “As far as the Fremont community, I mean, if I could put it in a container to show the positive vibes through prayers, through the positive thoughts, the support has been great,” said Carter Burnside.
Hansen had been a lifeguard at the park and Burnside worked concessions. The staff wanted to put on the event to help. There were fundraisers with baked goods, bracelets and a silent auction.
As for Jake (pictured left), his dad said he came home with crutches on Thursday and is planning to start half days at school Monday. However, he said that's not who we should be worrying about. "The thoughts need to go and the prayers to those families because they have lost their son. I have my son, so I'm on a different end of the spectrum, so we're very grateful for that."
Organizers said all money raised will be split four ways to help cover expenses for the families involved in the tragedy.