Dorothy Fongun clutches one of the final photos of her son, Ngo Tekwe Forchick. The 19-year-old’s body was identified this morning after being pulled from the Potomac. It was a sudden death that has devastated his family.
"It's a pain that I don't know how to explain. It is a really difficult thing for me to overcome,” said Dorothy.
The 19-year-old Blair High School graduate was with his friends on Purple Horse Beach at Great Falls on Monday when he reportedly slipped, plunging deep into the water. Forchick did not know how to swim.
After two days of an exhaustive search, the teen’s body was finally found Wednesday morning.
Friends of Forchick said he graduated from Montgomery Blair just last year and was studying criminal justice at Prince George’s Community College. He had just started a new job with a security company, and his family said he was a hard worker, awarded “Best Worker” at Riverwood Retirement Community just last year.
Friends and family lit candles at a vigil held for Forchick on Wednesday night.