Rising senior at Beaufort High School drowns in Lady's Island pond (Updated)

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(Updates at the bottom.)

17-year-old Semaj Johnson was out swimming┬á´╗┐with three friends on Wednesday, however Johnson tried to turn back to shore but never made it.

Multiple reports abound, but the better is the written one at The Island Packet.

Update June 22: The news of Johnson's death has been a hit to the community and Beaufort Hight School, who already saw the death of two students in a car wreck earlier this year.

WSAV 3 has a video report about Johnson and the impact of his passing (see that here) and The Island Packet offers a fuller written report (read that here) and notes that Johnson was due to sign up for the Marine Corps on Thursday.

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