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.