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West Point grad dies after hospitalization during Ranger School|Army Times

West Point grad dies after hospitalization during Ranger School|Army Times

A 21-year-old officer fell ill during his first day of Ranger School on Monday and died Wednesday at a hospital near Fort Benning, according to a release from the Georgia installation.

Second Lt. Michael R. Parros had been treated at the Midtown Medical Center for hyponatremia, per the release — a condition caused by a lack of sodium in the blood. The Mayo Clinic lists “drinking too much water during endurance sports” as a potential cause of the condition, as well as underlying medical problems and other, unnamed, factors.

Source: West Point grad dies after hospitalization during Ranger School