Investigation into death of soldier in diving accident

A Wiltshire-based soldier has died in a diving accident on the final week of a training course.

The 26 Engineer Regiment, based in Tidworth, said that Lance Corporal George Partridge - who was from Ilminster - died during his Army Diver Course, the 26 Engineer Regiment.

It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of Lance Corporal George Partridge on Monday 26 March, during the final week of his Army Diver Course. This is a tragic loss to his wife, family, 26 Engineer Regiment and the Corps of Royal Engineers. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues and we ask you respect their privacy in these difficult times.

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L Cpl Partridge died at the National Dive Activity Centre in Chepstow. Credit: ITV West Country

An investigation is underway into Lance Corporal Partridge's death.