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Aug 7, 2015 9:47 PM

Candlelight vigil honors victims of Lancaster tent collapse


LANCASTER- More than 100 gathered to light candles and say goodbye to Robert Young, 41 and his daughter Annabelle, 6 who were killed in Monday’s tragic tent collapse.

Friends like Edward Knox say Robert will always be remembered for his love of family.

“I loved just hearing him talk and talk about them so much,” Knox said.

More than 50 people were injured. Some have visible wounds like broken limbs and cuts; others are still having a difficult time coping with the chaos they witnessed.

“You know you play it over in your head quite a few times for a couple of days, and you don’t sleep really well when you first go to bed because you can’t stop thinking,” Jody Whiting said.

Whiting’s husband is a Deputy Fire Chief in Lancaster. She and her daughter responded with him to help wherever they could.

“Consoled people, my daughter helped with the walking wounded and held some children and calmed them down,” Whiting said.

The community is now holding each other up to heal.

For those who knew the victims, it’s the love and support from this tight-knit town that’s helping them through their grief.

“Seeing the love that people have for him and his family, it has helped ease it a lot,” Knox said.

There is a GoFundMe page set up to assist the Young family.


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