Death of NZDF Soldier During Training Exercise

13 October 2017

The New Zealand Defence Force can confirm that a member of the Special Operations Force has died during a maritime counter-terrorism training exercise off the Coromandel Peninsula this morning. The next of kin have been informed, and a family liaison officer has been assigned. Our thoughts are with the soldier’s family and friends, and the NZDF requests that their privacy is respected at this difficult time. The New Zealand Police have been informed.

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