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John Cookson, 17, dies in kayaking accident on Village Creek in Arlington, Texas
Emergency officials say this is a tragic reminder of how dangerous the rivers and creeks are right now. Many of them are running much higher and much faster because of all the rain Arlington has received. They’re urging anyone who gets on the water to wear a life preserver.
In addition to being a student at Lamar High, Cookson was active in extracurricular activities. Johnston explained, “John was a member of the orchestra and he also played tennis, so certainly he will be missed at Lamar.”
John Cookson, 17, was kayaking with friends on Village Creek Wednesday night when his kayak flipped. Cookson was taken to the hospital where he died. Cookson worked for Globe Life Park as a valet. Authorities say Cookson and his companions were not wearing life preservers.