9 May 2019
A member of the New Zealand SAS has died following a training accident in Auckland last night.
The trooper was taken immediately by helicopter to Auckland City Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The soldier’s family has been informed and are being supported at this sad time. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) offers its deepest condolences to all involved and our thoughts and sympathies are with the soldier’s family, friends and colleagues.
Police are investigating on behalf of the Coroner and the NZDF will hold a Court of Inquiry.
No further details will be released while the process of informing the soldier’s wider family is taking place.