July 7, 2022

The body of a missing Alabama University student has been found in a river

20-year-old university body Alabama The student was found in the river on Tuesday afternoon, two days after he was reported missing.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department said rescue crews recovered Carret Walker’s body from the Black Warrior River around 4 p.m. Police and fire and rescue teams searched the river Monday and found some of his clothing, officials said.

Garrett Walker, 20, went missing Sunday while a student at the University of Alabama. His body was recovered from the river Tuesday.
(University of Alabama)

“Following the discovery of clothing items in the water on Sunday afternoon, crews focused on the river area near the old Bama Belle boat landing,” a police statement said.

Images Officers shared by boat showed the boat and underwater searching the river.

Walker was reported missing Sunday by his parents, who live on Mount Lake in Maryland. They were at the site of the river and their son was reported missing, police said.

Carr Walker is looking for a diver on the Black Warrior River on Monday.

Carr Walker is looking for a diver on the Black Warrior River on Monday.
(Tuscaloosa Police Department)

Walker was last seen at The Gray Lady Bar on Greensboro Avenue at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Walker’s mother Debbie Walker said in a statement shared by the university.

He said police found his son’s cell phone several hours later on the riverbank.

Rescue crews searched for Garrett Walker on the Black Warrior River on Monday and Tuesday.

Rescue crews searched for Garrett Walker on the Black Warrior River on Monday and Tuesday.
(Tuscaloosa Police Department)

The university said Walker’s death was “heartbreaking”.

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“We extend our prayers and deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones as we mourn his passing,” University President Stuart Bell and Vice President for Student Life Myron Pope said in a joint statement. “It is only in times of challenge that the light of Capstone shines brightly, times of suffering and heartache, where the hope and bond we share will find their greatest purpose.”