Classmates mourn Wylie HS teen found dead in Lake Lavon

Students and staff at Wylie High School are mourning the loss of one of their own.

Ibrahim Malik died Wednesday while bridge jumping at Lake Lavon with some of his friends. The 18-year-old had just transferred to Wylie High School from Plano in October.

Barely out of high school, Azan Ibrahim attended his very first funeral and said goodbye to his close friend Malik.

“I've never had to experience something like that so it felt very different to know he's not going to be with me,” said Ibrahim. “He's a part of me. He lives on in me and I can't thank him enough for making me who I am.”

“I know he liked having fun and stuff. He's a wild dude,” said friend Frankie Boyefo. “He could've been careful. I mean, there's nothing to do about it now. That was my brother. I love him.”

One of the friends who was with Malik at the lake tweeted about the tragedy, saying Malik was "in the water not breathing...we start yelling at him and nothing happens so we run over and he starts to sink."

Divers found Malik's body nearly six hours later.

While the medical examiner tries to determine how Malik died, his classmates came together to remember the likable teen.

Sitting quietly in the back of the library were Malik's younger brother and best friend.

Neither wanted to talk on camera, but Malik's best buddy, Ahmed Khalfe, sent out a heartfelt tweet, saying in part "I never thought I'd be writing my first eulogy right now. Definitely not for my best friend on this planet… I have never shared a connection with another soul in the same way… His family is in the darkest place possible right now. Please play for him/them."

Malik's family is Muslim, which is why his funeral was held so quickly.

A friend who was with Malik at the lake says he didn't hit his head when he jumped and doesn't recall seeing anything strange happen.

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