Marine Recruit’s Death During Boot Camp at Parris Island Under Investigation

A drill instructor at Parris Island, S.C., speaks to recruits in July 2015. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sgt. Jennifer Schubert/ Marine Corps)
A drill instructor at Parris Island, S.C., speaks to recruits in July 2015. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sgt. Jennifer Schubert/ Marine Corps)

The death of a Marine Corps recruit during boot camp at South Carolina’s Parris Island training depot is under investigation.

In a statement released Sunday, Parris Island spokesman Capt. Greg Carroll identified the deceased recruit as Raheel Siddiqui, 20, of Taylor, Mich.

Carroll said Siddiqui had died Friday, just eleven days after he had arrived at Parris Island. He declined to provide further details about Siddiqui’s death, except to say that the matter was being examined by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

The recruit is the fourth person to die at Parris Island since 2005, according to The Marine Corps Times. In February of that year, 19-year-old recruit Jason Tharp drowned after struggling to pass a combat water survival test. A staff sergeant was later acquitted of negligent homicide.

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SOURCE: Fox News