SHAWNEE, Kan. — Crying and screams heard from a metro lake, as family and friends mourn the life lost just a few feet away.
17-year-old Treyvon Mays was found dead after drowning in a Shawnee lake. The Shawnee Mission Northwest senior made a big impact on the community in his short life, something that was clear to see at a vigil held for him Wednesday night.
Police said a group of teenagers were swimming and paddleboarding in Lakeview Estates neighborhood lake Tuesday night and lost track of Treyvon as he was swimming.
His body was found in the lake soon after. 24 hours later, hundreds gathered to remember Treyvon.
Family, friends and classmates lined the lake. Many broke down as they looked at the body of water that claimed Treyvon’s life. Even though he’s gone, classmates said Treyvon had this type of spark that stays with you forever.
“If you knew Trey, you’d know he is a very loving caring, outgoing person, you couldn’t miss it if you knew who he was,” friend Lexi Gabbert said.
“His happiness. His bright smile. He constantly made jokes and was so happy. There was just something about him that everybody loved,” friend Jordyn Everett said.