- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) - 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.


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