BRENTWOOD, CA – It is with great sadness the Brentwood Police Department reports the untimely death of 17-year-old, Marine Recruit Floyd Burrell.
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at around 5:48 p.m., Brentwood officers responded to Veteran’s Park located at 3841 Balfour Road on the report of an unresponsive male with CPR in progress. When officers arrived, they discovered Burrell was in fact unresponsive and a nearby city employee had initiated CPR prior to their arrival.
Medical personnel arrived within minutes and immediately took over life-saving measures. Burrell was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he later died.
Preliminary information revealed Burrell was associated with the Marine Corps Recruiting Office located at 3181 Balfour Road. He was engaged in an exercise routine with other recruits before suffering an apparent unexpected medical complication prior to collapsing.
The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office is scheduled to perform an autopsy to determine Burrell’s cause of death. Burrell was a Pittsburg resident and senior at Pittsburg High School.
Police said their deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, classmates, and military staff affected by Burrell’s untimely death.