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Test boss 'unaware of hot weather forecast'

An Army officer in charge of a fatal SAS test march has admitted he was unaware of media reports predicting it would coincide with the hottest day of the year.

Giving evidence to an inquest into the deaths of three reservists in July 2013, the training officer also said he was "happy" with a generic risk assessment prepared for the 16-mile (26km) march in South Wales.

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SAS training chief 'unware' of heat injury protocols

The chief instructor of an an army reserve unit during the SAS selection march in which 3 men died, has told their inquest he was unaware of military guidelines on heat related illness.

The official guidelines state that all activity must be suspended if anybody becomes incapacitated due to heat injury.

ITV News Wales & West of England Correspondent Rupert Evelyn is at the inquest:

On the day the 3 men died in July 2013 at least 12 men suffered heat related illness but no order was given to call off the march.

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