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Navy recruit dies 1 day after training at Great Lakes

A U.S. Navy recruit died on Monday just one day after completing the Recruit Training Command’s Battlestations final training event at Great Lakes, the Naval Times reports.

“Recruit Andrew Adams, 20 years old, of Sarasota, Fla passed out and hit his head,” said Lt. Matt Comer, spokesman for Naval Service Training Command at Great Lakes on Wednesday. “His recruit division commander responded with first aid until medical personnel could arrive, but neither could not revive the recruit.”

The Naval Criminal Investigation Service is looking into the incident, Comer said, noting that a cause of death has yet to be determined.

The Battlestations event, according to the Naval Times, is a basically the final exam, a test of endurance, which recruits must pass before being given the title of “sailor.”

“Recruit Andrew Adams was an outstanding Sailor,” said Capt. Doug Pfeifle, commanding officer of Recruit Training Command. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family. His loss is felt by all of his fellow recruits and the entire Recruit Training Command staff.”