Sad news…..


We received some sad and tragic news last Saturday, and I have struggled with blogging about it.   A friend of Tyson’s, Seth Fraughton, drowned in Bear Lake on Saturday morning.  It was just a freak accident, and so, so sad.  He was spending the weekend at Bear Lake with a bunch of the Viewmont High School football team.  Just having fun, bonding, and gearing up for two-a-day practices this week.  He was swimming in the lake and cramped up.  His friends were unable to reach him in time.  Tyson met Seth while playing on the Viewmont Viking Little League Football Team.  He has known Seth since he was 8 years old.  Even though Tyson, along with two other little league teammates (Joe and Jordan) attend a different high school now, they still keep in contact, and frequently see all of the boys they played with.  Seth was the star running back at Viewmont, and a track star as well.  He had such a bright future ahead of him.  On Saturday night, they held a candle light vigil at Viewmont High School  I think it really helped Tyson to be with his former teammates and coaches, along with other friends from the area.  We are so saddened by this news.  Our thoughts and prayers go out the whole Fraughton family.  Below is a photo I "borrowed" from my friend Christina’s blog.  It is a photo of the Little League Team.  Tyson is #33 in the front middle row, and Seth is #72 on the top row.  (After Tyson went to Judge, Seth started wearing #33 – they used to tease each other about that!).


If you could please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.


3 thoughts on “Sad news…..”

  1. Christina - August 9, 2007 3:30 pm

    How heartbreaking…I simply can not imagine the pain and sorrow. I am so sorry for Tyson’s loss also and everyone that this has an impact on. I will definetly keep his family in my thoughts and prayers (and give my kids an extra hug & kiss tonight).
    Thank you for sharing the story…

  2. Sue - August 19, 2007 12:27 pm

    oh my gosh 🙁 that is so sad and tragic. my heart and prayers go out to all involved. may his family and friends find peace.

  3. Arri - August 24, 2007 9:14 am

    Hi Allison.
    I’m sorry. That sounds like a rough thing to go through. I heard about his death, but had no idea he was friends with Tyson. Sad. Glad to hear though that their school year is getting off to an otherwise good start. Let’s get together soon.


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