Sunday, July 20, 2008

Darren Williams Found Dead In Lake Waco

A Crawford man died last night after he was reported missing from a houseboat on Lake Waco. Around 8:30pm authorities were notified that Darren Williams from Crawford Texas was missing from the boat and a search started for him shortly thereafter that lasted until around midnight, but then was called off and restarted again first thing this morning. Around 3pm, the body of Darren Williams was discovered near the Waco twin bridges.

As of the writing of this post, there are no other details being released about Darren Williams – including his age and manner of death. Mr. Williams is just the latest person to die on an area lake this summer which is definitely the downside of living a life of fun in the sun and water. More than likely there will be an autopsy preformed on Darren Williams in Dallas this week and hopefully there will be more details to report at that time.

Every spring, city and state officials try to get people to pay closer attention to lake safety when they are out on the water, especially at night. However, every year there are people that do not pay attention to these warnings and turn a fun time at the lake into a tragic death. While I have no idea if alcohol had anything to do with the death of Darren Williams, it is not uncommon for people to become drunk while trolling around Lake Waco at night on a houseboat.

It gets so frustrating for city officials and the parents of young people to watch as kids sometimes get drunk and take risked in water that could result in the loss of their life or someone else they are friends with. While it is easy for me to see this recklessness now as a middle aged man, back when I was 18-20 years old – I also acted in the same reckless way and only through the grace of God was I able to survive my youth to become a man.

Title: Darren Williams Found Dead In Lake Waco
Written: July 20 2008
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