East Texan drowns

Posted By: Coretta Williams - email

FT. WORTH, TX - A Winnsboro man drowns Monday afternoon after leaping into a river to try and rescue a child.  It happened at the shore of Trinity Park on the Trinity River in Fort Worth.

Our affiliate in Dallas says Richard Walker and his wife, Sandra, were trying to save the 7 year old girl who had fallen into the river.

The woman was transported to a nearby hospital, Richard Walker's body was discovered about 30 minutes later. The seven-year-old girl and her eight-year-old brother were placed in the care of child protective services. The Walkers were in the process of adopting the two at the time.

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