Third SAS training soldier dies

A third army reserve soldier who died from injuries sustained during SAS selection training in the Brecon Beacons has been named as Corporal James Dunsby.

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Investigations continue into death of Army reservists

Army reservist Edward Maher died alongside Lance Corporal Craig Roberts after they collapsed in soaring temperatures while scaling south Wales's highest mountain Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons on July 13.

Edward Maher, the second of two reservists who died during a selection exercise for the Territorial Army's SAS. Credit: Ministry of Defence/PA

Naming Mr Maher, whose identity had not been known until now, a Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

"Investigations are being carried out by Powys police and the army. We cannot comment any further until these investigations are complete."

In a brief statement released through the MoD, Mr Maher's family said: "At this time of great sadness, Edward's family has asked that they be left alone to grieve in private."

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