Nigerian-born basketball player and sophomore student at Binghamton University, Calistus Anyichie, has been declared dead after he got drowned at Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York.
According to reports, the body of the deceased was found at the base of a 15-foot bank, after the Crews responded to the drowning at the 300 blocks of West King Road at upper Buttermilk Falls State Park at around 5 p.m on Sunday.
“There are no words. There is no blueprint for how to deal with such a painful loss,” Tommy Dempsey, head coach of the Binghamton University men’s basketball team, said in a statement. “We all loved Calistus so much. He was such a special young man. We are devastated.”
Calistus Anyichie was a member of the University’s basketball team and was majoring in political science before his death.
He had attended St. Mary-Assumption High School, where he played basketball for three years, was the team captain and was also selected all-conference as a senior.