Royal Marine Trainee Dies During 30-Mile March

A Royal Marine trainee has died following an exercise in Dartmoor.

The man, who has not been named, collapsed during a 30-mile march at the weekend. He is understood to have been based at the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone, Devon.

The cause of his death is unknown.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence is quoted as saying: "This incident is being investigated and the thoughts and sympathies of the Naval Service are with the family and friends of this man."


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