Prayer vigil first step to grieve senior who drown Thursday

State Game Wardens brought their boats and joined in the search on Johnson Lake for a drowning victim Thursday. The search lasted almost four hours as divers from Wichita Falls Police Dive Team found Trent Walker's body about 3 p.m. Thursday. (Photo by Barbara Green)
Trent Walker at last week’s Bowie FFA awards banquet. (News photo)

By BARBARA GREEN
As Friday dawned, Bowie High School began the daunting task of helping its students and staff deal with the drowning death of a popular senior on Thursday.
A prayer vigil took place Friday morning for they community as they grieve Trent Walker, 18, who drowned in a tragic accident at Mose Johnson Lake located next to Bowie High School. Students, teachers and family members, including the teen’s mother, Melissa, and his grandmother, attended, along with some of the local first responders.
Funeral service for Walker will be at 2 p.m. on May 16 at First Baptist Church of Bowie.
The 911 call for the drowning came in to the Bowie Police Department at 11 a.m. Thursday. Sgt. Bob Blackburn said on the initial call there were some mixed message about what had truly happened including a report of a car going into the lake, which proved to be untrue.
Walker and a friend were fishing at the lake enjoying the spring day when Walker decided to swim across the channel to a canoe that was located on the opposite shore. Blackburn said the witness told him Walker made it about half-way across when he began having difficulties.

Read the full story in the weekend News. Please see Trent Walker’s obituary in the weekend News and her on bowienewsonline.com