Searchers find body of 17-year-old drowning victim

Body of drowning victim found in Geismar
Malcolm Calloway (Source: Calloway's Instagram)
Malcolm Calloway (Source: Calloway's Instagram)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said the body of a teenage drowning victim was found Sunday.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported the body of Malcolm Calloway, 17, of Sunshine, surfaced close to where he and his friends first dived into a lake in Geismar.

Lt. Col. Bobby Webre with APSO said the drowning happened near the intersection of Canterbury Park Drive and Audubon Park in a Dutchtown subdivision. The victim was visiting family there when a group decided to go swimming.

Family and friends describe Calloway as a talented basketball player and good person.

"It's just so much you can say about Malcolm because he was very, very respectful and loved," said Latonjia Mosby, the victim's cousin.

"He had a big impact on my life," Chris Jones, another cousin, added. "He's not just my cousin. He's my family and family gives a big impact on everybody. To see him go out like this, it's just heartbreaking."

Calloway was a junior in high school.

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