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Bowie residents remember Trent Walker

© Bowie residents remember Trent Walker,18, who drowned on Thursday at Mose Johnson Lake. © Bowie residents remember Trent Walker,18, who drowned on Thursday at Mose Johnson Lake.
BOWIE,TX(RNN Texoma) -

Bowie residents remembered the life of Trent Walker, a Bowie High School senior who drowned Thursday at Mose Johnson Lake, with a vigil at the school.

Family members, classmates, school staff and dozens of neighbors came out to pay their respects.

Walker was fishing with a friend when things turned tragic. He got caught in moss while swimming for a canoe. His friend tried to rescue him but could not save his life. Walker planned to graduate in two weeks.

"Bowie's a very tight-knit community," Steve Monkres Bowie ISD Superintendent said. "Everyone is like family here."

Ericka Richardson,17, said she was sitting in the gym when she heard the news.

"We heard a rumor saying it was Trent," Ericka said. "Me and my friends, Raven, freaked out because we didn't want it to be Trent."

Ericka said she broke when her biggest fear came true. She said the turnout was a reflection of what kind of person he was.

"He's one of those people that you feel as if you've known a long, long, time and the memory of how you guys met just goes out the window," Ericka said.

She said one of her favorite memories happened moments before she found out her friend died.

"He was messing with my hair to show and send a picture to our friend to show she's like a little sister and stuff," Ericka said.

Monkres said counselors will work with students to help them cope.

Walker,18, was a member of the FFA, Cross Country team and Vet tech crew. He was only 18 years old. ?

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