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Marine recruit died after strength test

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Marine recruit died at a hospital following strength testing required prior to training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, a major said Saturday.

The recruit became unresponsive Friday morning after completing an initial strength test, which consists of pull-ups, crunches and a 1.5-mile run, according to Maj. Michael Armistead.

The recruit was rushed to Scripps Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:54 a.m. Friday, Armistead said.

The recruit's name and age were not released pending family notification, Armistead said.

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