Death of soldier on North Yorks moor

#1
Soldier dies after moors collapse
Last updated 13 minutes ago

A soldier has collapsed and died on a moor in North Yorkshire.

The 26-year-old, who has not been named, was pronounced dead on Barden Moor, Leyburn, after collapsing on Wednesday morning.

North Yorkshire Police said the soldier's family had been informed of his death.

A spokesman said: "Officers are working with the army to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death, which is not suspicious."

BBC © 2013

Just saw this on the BBC website.

RIP.


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#3
I imagine that following the Beacons incident the media will be all over this one like a rash so probably best not to speculate about anything here. Sad news indeed and thoughts with friends and family.
 
#7
Soldier dies during moors training
Last updated 48 minutes ago


The soldier's death on Barden Moor is being investigated by North Yorkshire Police but is not being treated as suspicious
A British soldier has collapsed and died while on a three-mile training run on moorland in North Yorkshire.

The Ministry of Defence said Pte Michael Ihemere, from Nigeria, was pronounced dead on Barden Moor, Leyburn, on Wednesday morning.

The 26-year-old was serving with the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment.

A spokesman said: "Officers are working with the Army to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death, which is not suspicious."

Beacons deaths
An Army spokesman said its thoughts were with Pte Ihmere's family, but would not comment further due to the police investigation.

The soldier's collapse follows the deaths of three reservists in the Brecon Beacons in Wales.

The three men were on an SAS selection training course when temperatures reached 30C in July.

Conditions in North Yorkshire were much cooler on Wednesday, about 17C with a slight breeze.

The Mercian Regiment, which is based at Marne Barracks in Catterick, draws most of its soldiers from Cheshire and the Wirral.

BBC © 2013


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#8
Soldier dies during moors training
Last updated 48 minutes ago


The soldier's death on Barden Moor is being investigated by North Yorkshire Police but is not being treated as suspicious
A British soldier has collapsed and died while on a three-mile training run on moorland in North Yorkshire.

The Ministry of Defence said Pte Michael Ihemere, from Nigeria, was pronounced dead on Barden Moor, Leyburn, on Wednesday morning.

The 26-year-old was serving with the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment.

A spokesman said: "Officers are working with the Army to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death, which is not suspicious."

Beacons deaths
An Army spokesman said its thoughts were with Pte Ihmere's family, but would not comment further due to the police investigation.

The soldier's collapse follows the deaths of three reservists in the Brecon Beacons in Wales.

The three men were on an SAS selection training course when temperatures reached 30C in July.

Conditions in North Yorkshire were much cooler on Wednesday, about 17C with a slight breeze.

The Mercian Regiment, which is based at Marne Barracks in Catterick, draws most of its soldiers from Cheshire and the Wirral.

BBC © 2013


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That's really sad news. The weather here today and yesterday has been a little bit yes and a little no.

Don't listen to anything BryantheMongaloid says.
 
#9
Speculate away then, the Snail has spoken.
 
#12
#17
Because everyone is going to pay attention to you? You really do like playing the stereotype, don't you?
I like playing my stereo too. I've got one with 33 1/3, 45 and because I've got some old stuff 78 as well.
 
#18
Last chance. Continuing to scribble on this thread will result in either ban, ROPs, deletion or otherwise.
 

mercurydancer

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#20
The Brecons deaths appear to have been avoidable. This death may not have been. The weather doesnt appear to have been a factor, as it was mild and comfortable.

This is speculation, but an informed one, and my opinion only. Sickle cell disease or a related thalassaemia. The soldier was Nigerian in origin, which is right in the centre of the density of cases where the mutation is known. As soon as I saw the details my immediate impression was of sickle cell disease. Swift death in an otherwise fit and healthy person. If he has had malaria before then that triples the chances.

As far as I know, the mutation gene for SCD is not screened for in the UK military, although it is easy to do. The presence of the mutation does not necessarily mean that the person is going to develop the disease with certainty, which is possibly why SCDD is not screened.

In any case, RIP soldier.
 

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