Soldier collapses and dies after run
Fri, Mar 13, 2009

A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Warrant Officer collapsed and died after a run this morning.

Second Warrant Officer (2WO) Lim Kian Hong collapsed at about 8:25am while taking part in a self-paced 2.4km unit run at the Nee Soon Driclad Centre.

2WO Lim, a 52-year-old technician, collapsed about 1.2km into the run, according to a statement from Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). He was from the 6AMB (6th Army Maintenance Base) unit.

2WO Lim was immediately evacuated to the Nee Soon Camp Medical Centre and arrived at about 8:30am where the doctors tried to resuscitate him.

He was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital at 8:54am.

En route to the hospital, an SAF doctor and medic continued their attempts to resuscitate him.

2WO Lim was pronounced dead at 9:51am at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

MINDEF and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of the late 2WO Lim. MINDEF will assist the family in their time of grief and is investigating the incident.

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