THIS HAS TO STOP. NOW.

Do we want to put another family, students and concerned Tuscaloosa citizens through another gut-wrenching ordeal?

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NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT.

I spoke with Stephen Dethrage from the Tuscaloosa Thread. He said that this is not the first time, that folks have fallen in the Black Warrior River and drowned.

We can't forget the tragic loss of student Kirsten Jones, also 20, in 2020 in a boating accident.  Dethrage reminded me of the student drowning in 2012, after a dare, according to some witnesses.

This case involving Garrett Walker, however, is so odd.

It brings SO many questions. How many students decide, even after a few, to go down to the river at 3 or 4 in the morning?

ALONE.

No, I don't think so. I'm convinced that someone else was present and is too scared, maybe, to come forward.

If you're reading this.

DO IT NOW.

Investigators are going to put it together. After that, it's much worse.

WHY CAN'T CAMERAS BE SET UP ALONG THE RIVER?

At least then, we would have something that could tell us what happened from the start.

WHY CAN'T WE HAVE SECURITY MONITORING ESPECIALLY ON WEEKENDS?

In this case, if we had, maybe someone could have intervened before the ultimate tragic outcome.

WHY CAN'T HUGE, VERY CLEAR SIGNAGE BE POSTED?

It might not stop people from going any further but what if it does? Maybe it spares the next Debbie Walker from this unspeakable pain.

One student or individual drowning is too many.

It has happened more than one time.

We have to find a better way to prevent another tragedy from taking the NEXT Garrett Walker.

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