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Soldier dies during training

A 26-year-old soldier has died during a training exercise in North Yorkshire. Private Michael Ihemere, 26 and from the 1st Battalion Merican Regiment, was taking part in a three-mile run when he collapsed.

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Soldier 'died at scene' of Yorkshire training exercise

A 26-year-old British army soldier died at the scene after collapsing during a training exercise on a North Yorkshire moor, police said.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

Officers were called just before 9am on Wednesday 28 August 2013, following a report that a 26-year-old man, serving in the military, had collapsed at Barden Moor, Leyburn.

Sadly, despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

We are not yet in a position to release his name. His family have been informed.

Officers are working with the Army to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death, which is not suspicious, so that a file can be prepared on behalf of the coroner.

– North Yorkshire Police spokesman

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