A Marine recruit has died during boot camp at the Marine Corps' East Coast training depot.

Officials are investigating Investigators are looking into the death of a recruit at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Marine Corps Times has confirmed.  whose family has been notified, Marine Corps Times has confirmed.

The death occurred happened Friday, said Capt. Gregory Carroll, a spokesman for the training depot Parris Island. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the death.

The family has been notified, Carroll said. The recruit's name has not yet been released. No further details about the incident were available on Saturday.The recruit’s name has not yet been released.

The recruit's death, which was first reported by the Washington Post, comes after a recruit drowned at the depot in 2005 and another died in 2009 after finishing his physical fitness test. A drill instructor was also found dead in base housing in 2014.

Male and female recruits train at Parris Island. Women from all across the country attend boot camp there. Men who live east of the Mississippi River when they enlist in the Marine Corps also train there. About 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island each year for 13 weeks of training.

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