High School Student Dies After Log Falls on Him During Football Drill

Joshua Mileto died during a Navy SEALs-style drill at a high school in Farmingville, New York.

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A high school football player lifting a large log with teammates as part of a Navy SEALs-style drill was hit in the head by the log and died Thursday, raising questions about adapting such military training to young athletes. Joshua Mileto, a 16-year-old Sachem East High School junior, and about five of his teammates were carrying the log overhead when the accident happened at a preseason exercise camp supervised by a half-dozen coaches, Suffolk County…

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