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Canadian soldier dies during training exercise in Bulgaria

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A Canadian soldier has died during a training exercise in Bulgaria, Global News has learned.

Military officials believe the soldier died in a parachuting accident. The incident is under investigation.

The soldier is from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) based in Petawawa, Ontario, which is located in the Ottawa Valley.
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The soldier’s next of kin have been notified.

More at link.

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Re: Canadian soldier dies during training exercise in Bulgaria
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 09:39:46 »
Damn ...

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Re: Canadian soldier dies during training exercise in Bulgaria
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 10:56:23 »
From CTV News

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The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:24AM EDT 

OTTAWA - A Canadian soldier has been killed in a parachuting accident in Bulgaria.

Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada's chief of the defence staff, says Bombardier Patrick Labrie died while taking part in a training exercise.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's office confirmed the soldier's identity this morning.

Vance, who delivered the news before today's federal cabinet meeting in Ottawa, says next of kin have been notified.

He also promised an investigation into what happened.

In a statement, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer offered condolences to the soldier's friends and family.

https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/canadian-soldier-killed-in-bulgaria-says-chief-of-defence-staff-1.4471327

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Re: Canadian soldier dies during training exercise in Bulgaria
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 12:53:15 »
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Bombardier Patrick Labrie, a member of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based at 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa, Ontario, has died as a result of his injuries during parachute training as part of Exercise SWIFT RESPONSE 19.

The tragic accident occurred around 10 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on June 17 in Cheshnegirovo, Bulgaria.

Exercise SWIFT RESPONSE 19 is a multinational training exercise taking place from June 8 to 27 in various locations throughout Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania.

A Canadian Military Police investigation has been initiated; however, no further information is available at this time.
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Re: Canadian soldier dies during training exercise in Bulgaria
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 13:30:38 »
My condolences to the Labrie family,friends and regiment on the death of yet another young man who died in the service of his country.

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Re: Canadian soldier dies during training exercise in Bulgaria
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 14:44:32 »
RIP Jumper. 
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Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions.

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Re: Canadian soldier dies during training exercise in Bulgaria
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 23:25:09 »
RIP Bombardier
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Re: Canadian soldier dies during training exercise in Bulgaria
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 09:03:47 »
May he rip :(

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Re: Canadian soldier dies during training exercise in Bulgaria
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 09:59:24 »
RIP Bombardier Labrie. :salute:

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Re: Canadian soldier dies during training exercise in Bulgaria
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 13:22:05 »
Rest Peacefully Jumper.
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