19 year old US based footballer, Fikayo Idowu, who plays as a defender for the Ohio State football club, drowned in a central Ohio lake on Friday June 24th. Idowu had gone to the Apple Valley lake to swim with his team mates when the sad incident occurred. A dive team searched for him for 45 minutes and eventually recovered his body from the lake. He was rushed to the Columbus hospital where he was certified dead.
His coach John Bluem said Idowu was an “unbelievably good human being.”
“He was a very quiet kid, very intelligent, marvelous athlete, really, really hard worker… always a smile and always a pleasant person to be around,” he said.
According to the Ohio State athletics website, Idowu was from Madison, Miss. and attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal School for high school. He was a junior majoring in health and rehabilitation sciences at OSU and planned to attend Medical School after graduating. He was an Ohio State Prominence Scholar and a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.