Marine Dies During Screening Test At Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps is investigating the death of an 18-year-old Marine who died while treading water in a swimming pool during a screening test at Camp Pendleton.

Col. Sean D. Gibson told The Associated Press on Friday that Pfc. Joshua Islam died Monday afternoon while undergoing an initial screening test for an infantry school that involves treading water for 30 minutes in a swimming pool. The test is a precursor to the Marines’ physically demanding reconnaissance training.

Officials declined to release details while the investigation to determine the cause of death is ongoing at the base north of San Diego.

Islam was a rifleman from Union County, N.C. He graduated from boot camp at Parris Island three months ago.

Brig. Gen. John Simmons offered his condolences to Islam’s family.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio
Play.It

Listen Live