SAF regular dies after heart attack following own training: Mindef

Staff Writer, Singapore
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Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) National Servicemen, soldiers (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)
Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)

SINGAPORE — A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman died when he suffered a heart attack after completing his own physical training in Kranji Camp on Friday (26 February).

According to the Ministry of Defence (Mindef), the 39-year-old felt unwell at the end of his physical exertions and was evacuated to Kranji Camp Medical Centre at 830am.

He was conscious and subsequently conveyed to National University Hospital (NUH) via ambulance 20 minutes later.

The serviceman went into cardiac arrest en route, and efforts were made to resuscitate him.

The ambulance arrived at NUH at 910am. The serviceman was pronounced dead at 1058am.

"The Ministry of Defence and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of the late serviceman. The SAF is assisting the family in their time of grief," said the ministry.

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