From: Defence Media
Date: Thu 4/05/2017 6:35 PM

Army member dies in military training area

It is with regret that Defence confirms the death of an Australian Army member in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, near Rockhampton, Queensland at approximately 8:20am Thursday, 4 May 2017.

The soldier was an occupant in an M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) when it is believed he was struck by a tree branch. The soldier received immediate first aid and the Queensland Ambulance Service attended the scene. The soldier was subsequently pronounced deceased.

The soldier's next of kin has been notified and is being supported by the Army.