tragic drowning death of dallas teen

Some extremely tragic news out of Dallas... This week, more than 300 friends and relatives of Lisa Tam Chung met at a flagpole at South Grand Prairie High School to remember and mourn their friend: Classmates remember South Grand Prairie teen as brilliant and well-liked.

The 18-year-old was on a post-graduation trip with classmates in Cancun, Mexico. She accidentally drowned when the catamaran she was on partially sank:
One youth said he saw two of his friends, Loren Dailey and Chung, in the water holding onto a rope tied between the tourist boat and a rescue vessel. When the rope straightened and lifted the two girls halfway out of the water, they let go, said John Cosme, one of the teens on the tour. Another boat went over the two girls, Cosme said, and he jumped in to help them. Cosme said he saw Dailey pulled into a rescue boat. He lost sight of Chung until she was on shore and being attended to by medical personnel, reportedly suffering heart and lung failure.
A fund in Chung's name has been established at Grand Bank in Grand Prairie and Dallas to help the family defray expenses associated with Chung's death. It's always sad to hear about things like this happening, especially when it involves such a young woman who had a bright future ahead of her.

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