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NJ State Police recruit hospitalized in critical condition after training exercise

SEA GIRT BOROUGH, NJ (Monmouth County) – A recruit in the New Jersey State Police Academy was hospitalized Wednesday after participating in a training exercise, according to state police.

On Nov. 25, a 27-year-old recruit in the 161st New Jersey State Police Academy Class was engaged in an active countermeasures/boxing bout with a fellow classmate at the New Jersey State Police Academy in Sea Girt Borough and during the bout, he lost consciousness, state police said.

Academy staff immediately stopped the exercise, rendered first aid, and contacted emergency medical services to respond. The recruit was transported to a local area hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The recruit’s family was immediately notified and met with State Police personnel and medical staff at the hospital, state police said.

The State Police Academy has temporarily suspended active countermeasures/boxing while this incident is reviewed, state police said.

No further information was available.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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