Army officer hopeful dies on rigorous fitness test while trying to get into Sandhurst military college - mirror.co.uk
They did these in the Met but were monitored
Survival of the fittest? Something tells me the come postmortem exmination will find he had an underlying condition and would've expired regardless of what he was doing.
The human body will stop before it damages itself i.e. you'll colapse breathing through your ******** before you damage your heart etc. So to fall down dead from exercise whilst not impossible is unlikely with someone who doesn't have an underlying condition.Fair enough. I read it as you having a pop about his lack of preparedness.
You're probably right; the bleep test isn't exactly arduous to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness so heart problems or similar must be a possibility.
Weird thing, to get to 27 and be fit and healthy only to expire on what isn't the most exacting of tests. Only the breifing too, so nothing beforehand to put a strain on his heart.
Perhaps uncommon in someone only in their twenties but not that uncommon. I had a mate who collapsed on RE diver training and they found out he had a hole in his heart! luckily he survived but others have died on rigourous training of one sort or another. I also know two chaps who were both very fit and had heart attacks, one died on the rugby pitch and another died whilst driving his car, well he managed to stop on the side of the road and get his baby duaghter out of the car and into her buggy before keeling over!
We also had a Troop commander who became very ill one day on adv trg (too much alcohol the night before) and we all thought he had alcohol poisoning till the hospital found out he only had one kidney! Underlying and unknown medical conditions can obviosuly not be predicted and can suddenly rear up and bite!