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Trinity River gets new warning signs after drowning death

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The Tarrant Regional Water District added new warning signs to a deadly section of the Trinity River, after the family of a drowning victim urged for better safety.

Brandy Johnson, 19, slipped and drowned in the Trinity last month. She was walking across the rocks to get to a job interview on the opposite side of the river. At the time, just one sign was posted on the rocks near where Johnson tried to cross.

Her family criticized the lack of signs and wondered why people were allowed to walk down there at all.

"To me it looked inviting, it looked like you have stairs that lead to the water and you see stairs on the other side," Kendra Guinn, Johnson's aunt, said at the time of the accident. "It's inviting, like this is where you can walk across."

Now, there are four new signs warning people that crossing here is dangerous.

In the past two years, there have been three drowning deaths in this same area of the Trinity River.

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