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Marine injured during training exercise

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VA -

A Marine was injured during a training exercise overnight.

Rockbridge County Emergency coordinator Robert Foresman says it happened at the end of James River Road.

Foresman says the Marine stepped on some unstable ground and fell about 200 feet into a ravine. Glascow fire and rescue crews checked him out at the scene before taking him to a nearby hospital.

No word yet on his name or current condition.

Foresman says the marine is part of the Realistic Urban Training Exercise going on near Natural Bridge at the exercises at a Juvenile correctional center on Arnold Valley Road.

The AP reports It's part of a training exercise by Marines and sailors from Camp Lejeune, N.C. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Besides personnel, the unit has brought along aircraft and ground vehicles.  The aircraft includes the MV-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft; and UH-1Y-Huey and the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. The Super Stallion is the military's heaviest and largest helicopter.

Training wraps up Sunday.

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