A Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue technician has died during a training exercise on Wednesday.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) says the accident occurred during training near Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
Master-Corporal Alfred Barr was a member of the 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron based in Winnipeg.
“On behalf of all 17 Wing Winnipeg and the entire RCAF, I would like to express my condolences to Master-Corporal Alfred Barr’s family, friends and fellow service members. Master-Corporal Barr was a valuable member of 435 Squadron’s Search and Rescue team, and he will be deeply missed,” read a statement from Colonel Andy Cook, 17 Wing Winnipeg Commander.
RCAF says its Directorate of Flight Safety will be investigating the incident.
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No further information will be released until the investigation has concluded.