Parris Island Marine Corps recruit dies during grueling training exercise


PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – According to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, officials are investigating the death of a recruit.

Officials say Private First Class Dalton Beals died Friday, June 4 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 Beals’ death remains under investigation.

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