Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 25, 2011 15:45 ET

Canadian Forces Member Dies From Non-Combat Related Wounds

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2011) - One Canadian Forces member was found dead from non-combat related wounds at approximately 6:00 a.m. local Kandahar time on 25 June 2011 at a coalition forward operating base in Kandahar City.

Next of kin have been notified and have requested that the identity of their loved one be temporarily withheld.

A Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of this incident. No further details are available at this time, although enemy action has been ruled out.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of our lost comrade. Our primary focus at this time is to provide the best possible support to the family of our soldier and to his colleagues.

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