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Commando officer dies during training in swimming pool

Source:  www.mindef.gov.sg

Death of Serviceman
A Commando regular officer, Lieutenant (LTA) Lionel Lin Shi Guan, 24, died after encountering difficulties while undergoing training at the swimming pool in Hendon Camp this afternoon.
The training was conducted with an instructor assigned to each trainee. When LTA Lin encountered difficulties, the instructor assigned to him immediately passed him a float. LTA Lin was then instructed to swim to the pool edge.
While swimming towards the edge of the pool, LTA Lin went below the surface of the water. The instructor, who was next to him in the water, lifted him up and brought him to the pool edge where immediate medical attention was rendered.
LTA Lin began vomiting and passed out. He was then rushed to the Hendon Medical Centre at 4.05pm where two doctors attempted to resuscitate him.
LTA Lin was evacuated to Changi General Hospital at 4.10pm and arrived at 4.25pm. He was pronounced dead at 4.59pm.
MINDEF and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of the late LTA Lin, and will be assisting the family in their time of grief. MINDEF will be conducting an inquiry to ascertain the circumstances and the cause of death.

Source:  www.mindef.gov.sg News Release 21 Jun 2006

Other deaths during training in water

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Death of a regular serviceman

A Singapore Armed Forces regular serviceman, 2SG Ong Jia Hui, 24, was discovered missing during training in the waters of Changi Naval Base. An immediate search was conducted and he was recovered. He was given immediate medical attention before being evacuated to Changi General Hospital. He passed away at 6.59pm.

MINDEF was investigating the incident.

Source: www.mindef.gov.sg News Release 15 Jun 2005

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Subsequent Update

Update on Death of a Regular Serviceman
2SG Ong Jia Hui, a 24 year old regular Army specialist, was discovered missing at about 1740hrs on 15 Jun 05 while undergoing special operations training in the waters of Changi Naval Base. A safety diver, who was on standby as part of the safety precautions put in place for such training, was immediately activated. The diver found 2SG Ong at around 1745hrs. He was given immediate medical treatment at the Changi Naval Base medical centre before being evacuated to Changi General Hospital at about 1810hrs. He was pronounced dead at 1859hrs.
MINDEF and the Army extend their deepest condolences to the family of the late 2SG Ong Jia Hui, and will be assisting the family in their time of loss. MINDEF is investigating the incident.

Source: www.mindef.gov.sg News Release 16 Jun 2005

 

 

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