Police department applicant finishes agility test, dies
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man trying out to become a police officer in South Carolina has died after finishing a physical agility test.
Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kelly Kraus tells news outlets that 35-year-old Charleston Police Department applicant Jeffrey Tant died Tuesday morning. The police department says Tant completed the test and then asked to be taken to a hospital. He was later pronounced dead.
The test includes bench presses, situps, a 300-meter dash, pushups and a nearly two-mile (three-kilometer) run. The coroner’s office says Tant’s official cause of death is pending an autopsy.