Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) training death for 2012

Death of Singapore Armed Forces Operationally-Ready National Serviceman
Posted: 10 Jan 2012, 1640 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)
Source: Ministry of Defence, Singapore

A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally-Ready National Serviceman, Corporal (CPL) (NS) Li Hongyang, 28, a security trooper from 62 Combat Service Support Battalion, fainted at 8.38am on 10 January 2012 after completing his 2.4km run during the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). He was undergoing his In-Camp Training at Kranji Camp III.

An SAF medic on site attended to him immediately and evacuated him via a safety vehicle to the Kranji Medical Centre where an SAF doctor attended to him at 8.43am. CPL (NS) Li was sent via an ambulance to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) at 9.00am and arrived at KTPH at 9.20am. The SAF doctor continued to resuscitate him in the ambulance en route to the hospital. CPL (NS) Li was pronounced dead at 9.40am at KTPH.

The Ministry of Defence and the SAF extend our deepest condolences to the family of the late CPL (NS) Li. MINDEF is assisting the family in their time of grief and is investigating the incident.

Lieutenant-Colonel (NS) Gan Fong Yin, Commanding Officer of 62 Combat Service Support Battalion, said: "Hongyang was a cherished member of the battalion. His demise is definitely a loss to the battalion. We will miss him and our hearts go out to his family."

Last updated on 10 Jan 2012

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

I hope tt we dont see any more of this in 2012 or the years or long long time to come....

Anonymous said...

Hope tt this will be the first and last for this year....

Anonymous said...

RIP to Mr Li, from a fellow CSS'er... Also best not to point fingers at anyone agency (usual suspects) unlike what people have been doing on TOC Facebook postings.

This unfortunate death, as well the the spate of running related deaths (either IPPT or external sporting events like StanChart Marathon) over the years suggest that heart failure during exercise is actually more common than what is commonly thought and the physically fit are just as vulnerable. Local sports medicine should take an active interest in this phenomena and come up with ways of reducing these tragic events.

- K

Anonymous said...

Was the deceased assigned to a Local Security Company?