A third soldier who died following an SAS reservist training exercise in the Brecon Beacons suffered multiple organ failure, an inquest has heard.
Corporal James Dunsby died in hospital 17 days after collapsing on Pen Y Fan on 13th July. Lance Corporals Edward Maher and Craig Roberts also died in the incident.
The opening of an inquest into Cpl Dunsby's death at Aberdare Coroner's Court heard that the 31 year old was one of six soldiers to collapse on Pen Y Fan.
Coroner Louise Hunt said a post-mortem found his died of "multiple organ failure." The inquest was adjourned until September. A full inquest into the deaths of all three men will be held at a later date.
Tributes have been paid to 31-year-old Corporal James Dunsby, who died yesterday in hospital after falling ill during SAS selection training in the Brecon Beacons.
In a statement released through the Ministry of Defence, his family said he "adored the Army" and had the "most infectious enthusiasm for life".
He was the most loving and dependable husband, not to mention the most handsome of men of whom could not be more cherished.
James was and will remain a dearly loved, son, brother and husband. He had the uniquely wonderful ability to endear, enchant and captivate all who he met with his naughty sense of humour and highly intelligent wit.
With James as your friend you were ensured loyalty, strength, allegiance, protection and most of all a damn good laugh.
James adored the army and believed so passionately in his duty as a protector of Queen and country and of the realm.
James was so dearly loved by so many and will be sorely missed. Hurrah and Huzzah for James Dunsby; a greater man you could not meet.
We ask to be allowed to come to terms with our grief and loss of our beloved son and brother James.
– Family statement
Corporal Dunsby had been in a serious condition in hospital after falling ill during the exercise on July 13 - one of the hottest days of the year.
His death follows that of colleagues Edward John Maher and Lance Corporal Craig John Roberts.
The Ministry of Defence has announced that a third army reserve soldier injured during a training exercise on the Brecon Beacons earlier this month has died from his injuries.
It is with great sadness that we can confirm that a third army reserve soldier injured during a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons has died of his injuries. The family have asked for a period of grace before he is named and request that this is respected by the media.
The coroner looking into the deaths of two soldiers during a selection exercise in the Brecon Beacons will launch her own investigation. She told Brecon Coroner's court that she was covered under Article 2 of the Human Rights Act. She said the state had "a duty to protect an individual's life".
An inquest has heard that it's still not clear why two soldiers died on the Brecon Beacons earlier this month, on one of the hottest days of the year. The identity of one of them was only confirmed today by the Ministry of Defence. Rob Osborne reports from Brecon coroner's court.
The second of two reservists who died during a selection exercise for the Territorial Army's SAS section at Brecon has been named.
Edward Maher died alongside Lance Corporal Craig Roberts after they collapsed in soaring temperatures while scaling Pen Y Fan in the Beacons on July 13.
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."
Inquests of both reservists are due to be opened and adjourned this afternoon by Powys coroner Louise Hunt.
Although the full facts of the case will not be heard, the hearing will see the issuing of interim death certificates - allowing the bereaved families to begin funeral preparations.
It is also anticipated that a brief medical cause of death will be read into the public record for both cases.
Sources have said that L/Cpl Roberts and his colleague died from heat exhaustion on July 13 as temperatures hit 29.5C (85.1F).
When news of the deaths broke, tributes poured in for former teaching assistant L/Cpl Roberts, of Penrhyn Bay, near Llandudno.
The 24-year-old had reportedly served with the TA for more than five years, including tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.
An inquest into the death of Lance Corporal Craig Roberts is expected to open and close later. The soldier died alongside another soldier during the selection process for the SAS section of the TA on the Brecon Beacons in hot weather two weeks ago.