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.