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Navy Recruit From Alabama Collapses, Dies During Training

This is the second death under similar circumstances at the boot camp in the past few months

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    Navy Recruit From Alabama Collapses, Dies During Training
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    In this April 11, 2012, file photo, recruits in the Fitness Improvement Training (FIT) program prepare to run a mile and a half at Naval Station Great Lakes in Great Lakes, Illinois.

    An 18-year-old Navy recruit from Alabama has died during boot camp in Illinois.

    Spokesman Lt. Joseph W. Pfaff says Kelsey Nobles, of Mobile, died Tuesday after collapsing during training at the Navy Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.

    Nobles' father, Harold, told WKRG-TV that doctors say she went into cardiac arrest. He says she passed out after her physical fitness test. He says she was taken to a civilian hospital where she was pronounced dead.

    Nobles describes his daughter as a young woman who was "the sweetest soul" and "had the biggest heart." He says she was full of energy and would give anyone anything, even her last dollar.

    Pfaff says the Navy is investigating. This is the second death under similar circumstances at the boot camp in the past few months.