Reservist Collapses, Dies, in Training

August 31, 2015  

Tragedy in central Israel: a 44-year-old reservist soldier collapsed and died Sunday during training at the Adam military facility, reported Channel 10 Monday.

The soldier belonged to the Idan formation in Central Command.

He had been carrying out physical training when he felt chest pain and collapsed. He was evacuated to the base’s medical clinic where his death was determined. The IDF said that it was investigating the incident.

On August 4, an 18-year-old new IDF soldier died from heat stroke.

The youth, Private Dan Sela from Afula in Israel’s north, was taking part in a tour with his unit in Jerusalem’s Old City when he collapsed from the heat. He was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Hospital, where doctors had to pronounce his untimely death.

IDF Ground Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Guy Tzur ordered that an investigative committee be established and headed by a colonel to look into possible negligence in the death of the soldier, who was a cadet in a squad commander course for general IDF recruits.

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