EDMONTON — A military member was taken to an Edmonton hospital Monday after being injured during nighttime live-fire training in Wainwright, Alta.
The Canadian Armed Forces has not released further details on how the member was injured or the extent of injuries, although the armed forces did say the soldier did contact family after the injury.
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The incident is being treated as a training accident and an investigation is taking place.
“The Canadian Armed Forces takes training accidents extremely seriously and this incident is being fully investigated in order to reduce future risk. In the meantime our thoughts are with the soldier and his family for a speedy recovery,” said Brigadier-General Wayne Eyre, commander of 3rd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force West.
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The soldier is with the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Edmonton. The base in Wainwright is about 200 kilometres southeast of Edmonton.