Death of soldier on North Yorks moor

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  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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  2. RIP.

    Sincere condolences to his family.
     
  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.
     
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  4. Thanks for your sage advice.


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  5. Indeed sad news, RIP. Thoughts with the family at this sad time.
     
  6. 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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  7. 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.
     
  8. Speculate away then, the Snail has spoken.
     
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  9. She speaks more sense when inebriated than you do sober.
     
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  10. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    Pack it in.
     
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  11. Because everyone is going to pay attention to you? You really do like playing the stereotype, don't you?
     
  12. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    Oi!
     
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  13. Oops! ;-)
     
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  14. Watch it Grey or you may ruin your chances of a date with Timmy !