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Thu, 26 Oct 2006 18:51:48 -0700
Updating previous items, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reports the body of Tampa Bay Devil Rays prospect P Erik Walker was found Thursday morning, Oct. 26, following a canoe accident on the New River in Virginia Saturday, Oct. 21. He was 23 years old. His girlfriend had been with him during the accident but safely made it to shore. KFFL offers our condolences to Walker's family and his girlfriend.
Tue, 24 Oct 2006 20:04:41 -0700
Updating a continuing story, Eduardo A. Encina, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Devil Rays minor league P Erik Walker remains missing after a boating accident in Virginia Saturday, Oct. 21. The search was suspended Monday evening, Oct. 23, but was to have resumed Tuesday morning, Oct. 24. Temperatures Monday had dipped into the 30s accompanied by snow flurries. Walker's canoe overturned in an area of the New River reported to be a Grade III in difficulty, with Grade I being the easiest and Grade IV the most difficult.
Mon, 23 Oct 2006 08:40:19 -0700
Bill Chastain, of TampaBay.DevilRays.MLB.com, reports Tampa Bay Devil Rays P Erik Walker is missing after a boat accident on the New River Saturday, Oct. 21, close to the state line separating Virginia and North Carolina. According to a report Monday, Oct. 23, in the Charlotte Observer, Walker and a companion were paddling through rapids in a canoe Saturday when it flipped. Walker's companion swam to shore safely and immediately called for help. A dive team will continue to search the water Monday, after dozens of teams searched over the weekend.