SAF regular serviceman dies after collapsing during own physical training at camp

NSmen carrying their weapons for a live firing exercise at Nee Soon Camp.
NSmen carrying their weapons for a live firing exercise at Nee Soon Camp.ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman lost consciousness during his own physical training in Nee Soon Camp on Monday morning (Feb 20) at 8.05am, and was pronounced dead about an hour later at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

The Defence Ministry in a statement on Monday night said that resuscitative efforts were administered immediately, and the serviceman was evacuated to Nee Soon Camp Medical Centre, and subsequently to KTPH via an SAF ambulance.

The statement added that an SAF medical officer and medics continued to resuscitate the man en route, and that the SAF ambulance arrived at KTPH at 8.37am, before the man was pronounced dead at 9.02am.

"The Ministry of Defence and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of the late serviceman. The SAF is assisting the family in their time of grief," the statement said.