Another Marine has at Marine Corps Depot , according to officials.
A statement from depot spokesman Capt. Greg Carroll confirms that a assigned to the 2nd Training Battalion at 9:32 p.m. Friday at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
The was found unconscious after 8 p.m. in his bed. Emergency medical professionals were notified, arrived on the scene and transferred the to BMH, according to the statement.
Carroll said Saturday afternoon that the name of the would be released 24 hours after next of kin was notified. He confirmed in the statement that the Marine Corps had notified the family.
When asked how long the had been on the island, Carroll declined to answer because he said it could be identifiable information and the Corps would release the name of the deceased Sunday.
“The circumstances surrounding the death is under investigation,” he said.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service spokesman Ed Buice said the death is under investigation and there are no signs of foul play, but he expected to learn more information Saturday night.
This incident follows the injury of another who fell two stories inside a building at the depot Oct. 28 who, according to Carroll, remained in critical condition as of Saturday afternoon.
The injured had been on the island just four days before the incident. According to another statement from Carroll, the Marine Corps is investigating the incident, in addition to an NCIS investigation.
According to Buice, no foul play is suspected and witnesses were on the scene when the incident occurred.
The death of this is the third major incident to occur on within a matter of months.
Raheel Siddiqui March 18 after sustaining injuries from a near 40-foot fall at the depot, five days after telling drill instructors he wanted to kill himself. Siddiqui, an American Muslim of Pakistani descent and a Taylor, Mich. native, was allegedly hazed and called a “terrorist” during his time on the island.
The Corps ruled his death a suicide, but the Siddiqui family continues to dispute the claim, according to its attorney. NCIS continues to investigate.
Madison Hogan: 843-706-8137, @MadisonHogan
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