(Tribune News Service) — A 19-year-old United States Marines recruit from New Jersey died from extreme heat on the last day of vigorous training in 2021, and the military says in a report shared with his family that the death was avoidable.

The investigators said a survey of Beals’ fellow recruits showed that most, if not all, had difficulty raising issues with the senior drill instructor — who himself had difficulty transitioning into his role.

(U.S. Marine Corps)

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