Coast Guard recruit who collapsed after training run dies

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Coast Guard officials say a new recruit from Virginia who collapsed last week after a physical fitness run at a training center in New Jersey has died.

A spokesman confirmed the recruit died Wednesday but said a cause of death has not been determined. The recruit's name and hometown were not released since family members were still being notified about the death.

The recruit was part of a class that had just started training late last month at the guard's center in Cape May. The recruit collapsed Friday morning, just moments after completing a 1.5 mile run.

Medical personnel who were on scene for the training immediately responded and the recruit was soon taken to a hospital.

A Coast Guard spokesman said the agency will conduct a full investigation into the matter, which is standard policy in such cases.