Teen who drowned remembered by friend as 'inspiring'

Anthony Tyler Frerman (Source: Facebook)
Anthony Tyler Frerman (Source: Facebook)
Jacob Johnson
Jacob Johnson

By Marisela Burgos - bio | email
Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LaGRANGE, KY (WAVE) - Family members and friends of a 17-year-old Crestwood boy who drowned over the Memorial Day weekend are preparing to say their final goodbyes. Anthony Tyler Frerman died May 30 in Crystal Lake. Oldham County Police say Frerman was trying to swim between two boat docks when he went underwater.

Frerman's friend, Jacob Johnson, said it has been hard accepting his good friend passed away.

"I'll miss him being there for me 'cause I've known him for so long," said Johnson who has known Frerman for 5 ½ years.

As Johnson shared his memories with us, he recalled that just a month ago the pair unsuccessfully tried to change Frerman's oil.

"We were changing the oil in his car for the first time," said Johnson smiling. "You have to change the oil hot in a BMW and we spilled hot oil all over us."

Johnson told us that he has learned many things from his friend.

"He was a really funny guy," said Johnson, "really trustworthy and he was always there for you."

Johnson that he was not really one to go to church, but it was Frerman who inspired him to go more often.

"I used to go with him a lot and he just helped me be a better, well-rounded person," Johnson remembered.

Johnson said he will miss Frerman being there for him.

Frerman's funeral is scheduled Thursday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Crestwood Baptist Church.

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