Community comes together to remember football player who drowned

Rahkeem White (Source: Doug Rogers Photography)
Rahkeem White (Source: Doug Rogers Photography)

The Berkeley County community is coming together this weekend to remember a former high school football star who drowned on Lake Moultrie this week.

Rahkeem White was just 19 years old when he died Monday after he dove into the water at Somerset Pointe in Pinopolis and never came back up.

A viewing will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scotts Mortuary on Highway 52 in Moncks Corner.

White's funeral is Saturday at 11 a.m. inside the Berkeley High School auditorium.

An off duty lifeguard and a bystander went into the water and located White around 6:15 p.m. CPR was started and Berkeley County EMS transported White to a local emergency room where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

According to the Berkeley County Coroner's Office, there wasn't any trauma to his body and his death has been ruled an accidental drowning.

Somerset Point, where the incident occurred, is a Santee Cooper employee's recreation area.

White is a recent graduate of Berkeley High School and was a standout running back. He helped the Stags win the 2009 AAAA-Division 2 state championship, and was a 2010 North-South All-Star. White was going to play football at St. Augustine's College in the Raleigh, NC area in the fall.

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