PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A Marine recruit collapsed during training and died a week after reporting to Parris Island, officials said.
Pvt. James R. Boglin, 18, of Selma, Ala., was taking part in a 1.5-mile run as part of the "initial strength test" Saturday when he collapsed, said Capt. Porter Harlow, duty officer at the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
Harlow said it appeared that Boglin had a heart attack, but the cause of death was being investigated.
Boglin's death was the second at the depot this year. Last month, Sgt. Fredrick A. Hughes, 30, who was training to be a drill instructor, died after completing a 4-mile run.