A Marine died Wednesday after collapsing during fitness training aboard the Twentynine Palms, California, Marine base.
Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, the commander of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, posted to Facebook that a Marine was rushed to the hospital after collapsing during fitness training.
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“As we navigate the COVID-19 health crisis, we must strike a balance between maintaining our operational readiness and implementing the necessary health precautions to preserve our combat power and protect our communities."
Turner said in the post “immediate life saving measures were performed” but the Marine was pronounced dead Wednesday morning.
“On behalf of the command team, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the Marine’s family, friends, and unit. The cause of death is currently under investigation,” Turner posted to Facebook.
The Marine has not yet been identified.