Man dies whilst attempting military training exercise
A man has died while on a military exercise in canton Ticino. The 21-year-old from canton Vaud was on a 6.5km march carrying 15 kilos of equipment.
It was part of an elite training programme. Recruits have to pass a physical and aptitude test before being accepted.
The army expects the march to be completed in around 45 minutes. When the man failed to turn up at the end, his body was found after a short search.
The army says the weather wasn’t particularly hot and the soldiers were not wearing masks.
A spokesman says it’s a difficult day for the army and offers their condolences to the man’s family.
Investigations are underway.