Brandon Boyle's body was recovered a week ago in Pennypack Creek in northeast Philadelphia. Authorities say Boyle had been swimming with his 11-year-old brother and their friends several days earlier when he was swept away by the rain-swollen waters. His brother was found clinging to a ledge and was rescued.
Nearly 200 people gathered Wednesday to remember Boyle, who was buried at the St. Dominic Church Cemetery. Family and friends said he was loving and had a good sense of humor.
Emergency workers, along with friends and family, had searched for the boy for days before his body was discovered.