30 Apr '18, 9pm

NSF dies after being warded for heatstroke

A 19-year-old full-time national serviceman died yesterday, almost two weeks after he was warded for heatstroke on April 18. Private Dave Lee Han Xuan had just completed an 8km fast march at Bedok Camp when he displayed signs of heat injury, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement yesterday evening. Pte Lee, a guardsman from the 1st Battalion Singapore Guards, was attended to by a Singapore Armed Forces medic immediately to bring down his core temperature. He was then evacuated to the camp's medical centre, where body cooling measures and treatment were continued by the SAF medical team. He was later admitted to Changi General Hospital, almost an hour after he first showed signs of distress, where he was warded in the intensive care unit. He fell into a coma and his condition worsened. He was pronounced dead at 5.32pm yesterday, 10 days after his 19th birthday. The inc...

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