King has still not been found after another day of searching that started at 7:30 this morning.
The search is now suspended and will resume in the morning.
Update (July 25):
The search for King's body resumed this morning on Lake Catherine with crews in sonar boats.
Officials with SAU today released the following statement about King:
"James played for us last year as a true freshman. We watched him play as a junior at Malvern High School and we recruited him. We definitely wanted him," said Bill Keopple, head coach for the Mulerider Football team. "He was an outstanding player and wide receiver for Southern Arkansas University. He was a very talented athlete and a good kid - all of the things as a coach you look for in a player. He was a great young man and sad to hear what has happened."
Dr. Donna Allen, vice president for student affairs at Southern Arkansas University, stated, "SAU is saddened to hear about the drowning accident of former SAU student, James King, and our hearts go out to his family and friends."
Update (July 24):
The Garland County Sheriff's Office has identified the drowning victim as James King, of Malvern.
According to the Southern Arkansas University website, King played for the Muleriders last season as a wide receiver.
King's body has not yet been found, despite a search today from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Search boats equipped with sonar were used in the search as well as Tactical Response Team Divers.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Lake Hamilton Fire Department also had boats and personnel helping with the search.
Original story (July 23)
Police have suspended their search for the night for a possible drowning victim in Garland County.
They are searching for a 19-year-old black male who disappeared in the waters of Lake Catherine.
Side scan sonar and divers were unable to find anything in the lake before nightfall.
Officials say the search will resume in the morning.