MoD Confirms Death Of Third Army Reservist

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that a third Army reservist has died after taking part in a 40-mile training hike in the Brecon Beacons on July 13.

The three reservists were taking part in SAS selection training exercises on July 13 when temperatures peaked at 29.5C.

Edward Maher (31) and Craig Roberts (24) died after collapsing during the exercise, which was the culmination of a four week training-course.

A statement from the MoD released on Tuesday said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm that a third Army reserve soldier injured during a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons has died of his injuries."

The man has not yet been named in respect of a request from his family.

The MoD went on to say a full investigation of the circumstances surrounding the men's deaths will be held.


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