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Marine recruit dies in San Diego, drill instructor tried to save life with CPR

Staff Sgt. Logan Bowman drill instructor at boot camp
Staff Sgt. Logan Bowman, drill instructor, Platoon 1004, Company C., 1st Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, instructs recruits while conducting the Bayonet Assault Course at Leatherneck Square, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., on Dec. 2, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Richard Currier/ Released)

A US Marine recruit training in California died Sunday morning after suffering a heart attack on Friday.

The unidentified Marine recruit reportedly went into cardiac arrest around midnight, prompting a drill instructor to perform CPR until first responders could assume responsibility for the patient and transport him to a nearby medical center.

Arriving in “critical condition,” the Marine died at 11:43 Sunday morning.

“Supporting the recruit’s family is our top priority and we continue to work closely with them during this most difficult time,” said Brig. Gen. William Jurney, commander of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, in an emailed statement to the Union-Tribune.

The incident is currently under investigation. The comrades of the deceased recruit are set to graduate on June 15.

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