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Marine recruit dies after beach training incident

Marine recruit dies after beach training incident

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 1:05pm 25th January 2020. (Updated at 10:43am 26th January 2020)

A Royal Marine recruit who was critically injured during a training exercise on a Cornish beach has died.

The casualty got into difficulty in the water at Tregantle in Whitsand Bay on Tuesday night. 

They were airlifted to Derriford Hospital in a critical condition but, tragically, could not be saved.

Tregantle Beach
The recruit got into trouble in the water at Tregantle Beach on Tuesday evening.

In a statement released on Saturday, the Royal Navy has confirmed an investigation into what happened is underway. 

“We can confirm the sad death of the Royal Marine who was injured in an incident earlier this week and we now ask for a period of grace for the family.  

 “The thoughts and sympathies of the Naval Service go out to the family and friends of the individual.  

“The incident is still under investigation, therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further”.

Royal Navy Spokesperson

The Royal Navy has not released the name of the recruit who died or given more details on the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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