Marine Corps officials have identified the recruit who died Friday at the service's East Coast training depot as Raheel Siddiqui, of Taylor, Michigan.
Siddiqui, 20, arrived at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, on March 7 and was assigned to Recruit Training Regiment, said Capt. Gregory Carroll, a spokesman for the training depot.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service, along with local military authorities, are looking into the circumstances surrounding Siddiqui’s death, said Carroll, who declined to provide additional had no further information about on how Siddiqui died.
"Our most sincere and deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Siddiqui," Carroll said. "The Marine Corps is in contact with the family to ensure they receive our support."
Men who live east of the Mississippi river and all women who become Marines train at Parris Island. About 20,000 recruits pass through the training depot each year for 13 weeks of intensive training.
Deaths during recruit training at Parris Island are not common. One recruit drowned at the depot in 2005 and another died after finishing his physical fitness test.