Long Island Football Player Dies After Being Hit by 400-Pound Log

Three of a boys were on one side of a log, Mr. Fernandez said, and Joshua was on a other side with one other boy.

“When we listened about what they’re doing, we thought, ‘Whoa. What are they doing? Why are they doing that?’” Mr. Fernandez said.

He added, “These are kids — they aren’t unequivocally grown yet.”

His stepson has also carried a log. “He told me it’s unequivocally heavy,” Mr. Fernandez said.

Carlin Schledorn, a Sachem East graduate, told News 12 he did a same cavalcade when he was on a team. “Unfortunately we can see this function if it’s not finished correctly,” he pronounced of Joshua’s death, “because accidents happen.”

The chosen Navy SEALS and other units of a United States troops infrequently carry logs as partial of their earthy training, though they are mostly usually half as heavy.

It’s “one of a toughest earthy evolutions that anyone has to go through,” a executive of aptness during a Naval Special Warfare Center says in a 2013 YouTube video. Each record is approximately 180-210 pounds, he says, and is carried by “boat crews of 6 or 7 men” for “close to dual hours, roughly nonstop.”

Navy SEAL training record exercises, a Navy SEAL way Video by US Military Videos By OpsLens

It’s not a common activity, however, for high propagandize athletes.

“There’s so most intensity for things to go wrong that we would unequivocally wish people to consider twice before doing something like that,” Douglas Casa, a sports reserve consultant and a executive executive of a University of Connecticut’s Korey Stringer Institute, told The Associated Press.

Friends and neighbors have rallied to support a Mileto family, holding a burial during a Farmingville Fire Department, and contributing to a GoFundMe page. As of Saturday afternoon it had lifted some-more than $58,000.


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Valerie Malfa, 16, a cheerleader during Sachem East, will be participating in a carwash on Sunday during a Applebee’s in Farmingville, N.Y. Proceeds will go to a Miletos.

“He was such a honeyed chairman and we never listened anyone pronounce a bad word about him,” Valerie said, describing Joshua, a defensive behind and far-reaching receiver, as a “really talented” football player. “Every time we would speak to him, he was always so kind.”

Mr. Fernandez pronounced Joshua was a “great kid” and a “really humorous guy,” recounting how Joshua and his stepson had been inseparable for a final dual years, even dyeing their hair a same color.

Mr. Fernandez pronounced he was not wakeful that a training stay was regulating complicated logs during a workouts. “I only suspicion they were doing a standard football crackbacks,” he said.

“I’ve coached and everyone’s always perplexing to get an edge,” he said. “And you’re always looking for training techniques. But we also have to remember these are not professionals. These are kids.”

Tyler Simpson, 23, who grew adult on Long Island and played football via most of his youth, pronounced he had never been asked to lift a record during Center Moriches High School, in a city of Brookhaven, notwithstanding carrying a manager who had been in a military.

He did lift logs, however, during Marine Corps training in Quantico, Va., while concurrently using brief distances and doing shoulder presses along with a group of 8 other men.


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“It was exhausting,” pronounced Mr. Simpson, who spent 5 years in a Marines and is now in a Reserves. “Some of these kids aren’t going to be means to reason a finish of a 400-pound log.”

A mouthpiece for a propagandize district deferred questions about a part to a Sachem East Football Touchdown Club, that orderly a training camp.

The bar did not respond to a ask for comment. It offered prayers and condolences in a matter on a website.

Kenneth E. Graham, a superintendent of Sachem Central School District, pronounced in a matter that a district was “devastated by this horrific collision and difference can't demonstrate a grief we feel as a propagandize community.”

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