Marine recruit in critical condition after falling two stories

A US Marine recruit is in critical condition after falling two stories at one of the buildings on the grounds of US Marine Corps Recruit Depot- Parris Island, South Carolina.

The fall took place last Friday and is not suspected to be the result according to Naval Criminal Investigative Service spokesman Ed Buice.

MCRD-PI spokesman Captain Greg Carroll said in a statement that the recruit was assigned to Parris Island only days earlier and was transported to an “offsite medical facility.” The recruit also was assigned to the Recruit Training Regiment Support Battalion.

According to the Depot’s website, the Support Battalion supports “nearly every aspect of recruit training” from inprocessing to graduation.

The recruit reportedly fell while “undergoing initial processing requirements.”

“Command representatives from Parris Island are currently with the family at the facility to ensure they are appropriately supported during this difficult time,” Carroll told The Beaufort Gazette via email Monday afternoon.

“The command has directed an investigation regarding this incident per standard operating procedures,” the statement said. “The command is currently focused on the recruit’s health and is in close coordination with the family.”

The fall comes after the infamous investigation of fifteen drill instructors on the island who were accused of physical abuse and hazing of Muslim Marine Raheel Siddiqui, a Parris Island recruit who fell to his death in March.

Siddiqui was reportedly abused by Drill Instructors, which prompted a White House inquiry that centered on the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion.

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  • Andy Wolf

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