Parris Island Marine Corps investigating recruit death

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PARRIS ISLAND, SC (WSAV) – Officials are investigating the death of a recruit, according to Parris Island Marine Corps.

Officials say Private First Class Dalton Beals died Friday while attempting the training exercise known as The Crucible.

According to the Marine Corps, The Crucible is the final challenge of recruit training. The 54-hour exercise tests the recruits’ strength, skills and values they have learned throughout training.

The cause of Beal’s death remains under investigation.

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