Recruit dies after walk
Tue, Jun 10, 2008

A recruit from the Basic Military Training Centre in Pulau Tekong died this morning at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

Recruit Andrew Cheah Wei Siong fainted at 8.35am while participating in a two km walk training activity at Pulau Tekong, according to a statement from Mindef.

He was rushed to the medical centre on the island, where doctors gave him immediate medical attention.

Recruit Andrew Cheah was then heli-evacuated to SGH.

During this time the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) medical team continued to resuscitate him en route.

Recruit Cheah was pronounced dead at 10.50am in SGH.

MINDEF and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of the late Recruit Cheah. MINDEF will assist the family in their time of grief and is investigating the incident.


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