On Friday, September 18, the Governor of Connecticut, Dannel Malloy, was in Stamford in order to sign Emily’s Law.
Emily’s Law is named after a teenager from Greenwich named Emily Fedorko who was killed in a boating accident just over a year ago.
Authorities say that Emily and her friend, who was 15 year old, were tubing off Tod’s point and Greenwich Point Park when the tow boat’s propeller hit them. The boat was being driven by a 16 year old girl with a fourth teen, also 16, on board as well. Emily and her friend were both thrown from the tube but as the boat went round to pick them up it hit them and the propeller sliced through Emily’s torso. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and the girls on board managed to drag the other injured teen onto the boat and took her to the Old Greenwich Yacht Club dock which was a couple of miles away.
Emily’s Law changes the regulations with regard to the training required in order to obtain a safe boating certificate and now new standards for safe towing are including in the certificate.
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