A celebration of life will take place this weekend for a Cal Poly student who went missing in Hawaii.
Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong notified the campus community about the developments of Malcolm Davis on Friday.
The business administration junior was on a spearfishing trip with friends off Mahukona Beach Park early last week on the Big Island when he went missing, Armstrong said, adding that a search for him by the Coast Guard was eventually called off.
“The university remains in contact with Malcolm’s family to offer our full support,” Armstrong said. “Our hearts and thoughts are with them, his friends, and his teammates during this extremely difficult time."
Davis was reportedly a member of Cal Poly’s triathlon club sports team.
A public Facebook page called, “Aloha for Malcolm” has been set up by his family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people donate to the Malcolm Davis Memorial Fund, which will help “continue Malcolm’s legacy in areas he cared deeply about including Water Safety, High School Innovation, The Kohala High School Track Restoration Project, and youth scholarship programs.”