Spc. Calyn McLemore went missing June 20. He was found dead two days later in a wooded area of the installation.
The Duval County medical examiner has since ruled that McLemore died from environmental heat exposure, the Florida Times-Union reported.
McLemore was a member of the Army Reserve from Alabama who was attending the Basic Leader Course at Camp Blanding’s 211th Regiment Regional Training Institute, according to a statement released at the time by the Florida National Guard.
About 450 people, including all permanent-party personnel at Camp Blanding and personnel from a number of local, state and federal agencies, launched a widespread search for McLemore after he disappeared, officials said.
Prior to finding his body, searchers found some of his discarded equipment, including a navigational instrument that helped the searchers to focus their efforts on a 1,000-acre portion of land on the 70,000-acre installation.
According to the medical examiner’s report, the soldier’s death was declared an accident and not a result of any foul play, the Florida Times-Union reported.
Source: Army Times