Candlelight vigil for teen lost in boating accident

Jun 20, 2015

Family and friends of Avery Gardner gathered Friday night at the spot where the teen lost her life last week.

A candlelight vigil was held on the pedestrian bridge over Ellicott Creek in Tonawanda. Gardner struck her head on the bridge during an early morning boat ride. She was remembered as a bright and caring young woman.

Some on hand suggested that the speed of the boat contributed to the girl having struck the bridge.

The investigation into the accident is continuing.