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Commando dies during pool training
A SINGAPORE Armed Forces Commando officer died while undergoing training at the swimming pool in Hendon Camp yesterday afternoon.
According to a statement released late last night by the Ministry of Defence, Lieutenant Lionel Lin Shi Guan, 24, a regular, encountered difficulties during training in the pool.
An instructor assigned to him immediately passed him a float and instructed him to swim to the edge. But, while swimming towards the edge of the pool, Lt Lin went under.
He was brought back up by an instructor who was next to him in the water, brought to the pool's edge and given immediate medical attention, the statement said. But he began vomiting and passed out.
Lt Lin was rushed to the Hendon Medical Centre at 4.05pm, where two doctors attempted to resuscitate him. At 4.10pm, he was taken to Changi General Hospital, but was pronounced dead about 50 minutes later.
An inquiry will be conducted into the circumstances of Lt Lin's death. The ministry and SAF have extended their deepest condolences to his family.
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