Military.com

Coast Guard Recruit Who Collapsed after Training Run Dies

Coast Guard Station Cape May (U.S. Coast Guard)
Coast Guard Station Cape May (U.S. Coast Guard)

CAPE MAY, N.J. — A new Coast Guard recruit from Virginia who collapsed last week after a physical fitness run at a training center in New Jersey has died.

A Coast Guard spokesman confirmed the recruit died Wednesday but said the cause of death hasn't been determined.

The recruit was part of a class that started training late last month at the Coast Guard's center in Cape May. The recruit collapsed Friday morning just moments after completing a 1.5-mile run.

Medical personnel on scene for the training immediately responded. The recruit was taken to a hospital.

The Coast Guard says it will conduct a full investigation into the recruit's death, which is standard policy in such cases.

The recruit's name and hometown haven't been released because relatives are still being notified about the death.

Show Full Article

Related Topics

Basic Training/Boot Camp