Vigil held for Sachem East football player; funeral plans set

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Students at Sachem East High School held an emotional tribute to Josh Mileto Friday night, one day after he died in a football training camp accident. 

Flowers were put up near the football field along with signs reading "RIP #5."

Mileto's mother posted to her Facebook page saying that Josh's organs were donated. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Joshua Mileto Memorial Fund.

The wake for Mileto is set for Monday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McManus-Lowery Funeral Home in Medford. Funeral services will be held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Lake Ronkonkoma at 9:30 Tuesday morning.

News 12 Long Island has reported that Mileto, a Sachem East High School football player, died during a strength and conditioning drill. He and other teammates were carrying a log overhead when it fell and hit the teen in the head, causing his death.

Log training is a common drill used in the military.
 

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