Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

Preliminary Loss Reports provide leaders with awareness of Army loss and highlight potential trends that affect combat readiness. Within 72 hours of a loss, PLRs provide a synopsis of the incident: unit, date of loss, description of the activity at the time of the death. PLRs do not identify root causes of an accident, as the investigation is ongoing. Further details will be available later on RMIS (account required).

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PLR 22-055 – Off-Duty Sports, Recreation and Physical Training Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A Sergeant assigned to Grafenwohr, Germany, died in an off-duty water-related mishap on 12 July 2022 in Ham Lake, Minnesota at 1759 local. The Soldier was on leave visiting friends and swimming in the pool while the homeowners were away. The homeowners returned home and discovered the Soldier unresponsive on his back at the bottom of their pool. They pulled him from the water and called 911. Soldier was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol use is unknown at this time. This mishap is under investigation by the local law enforcement.

Since FY17, the Army has lost an average of eight Soldiers a year to off-duty water-related mishaps. This was the fourth fatal off-duty water-related mishap of FY22 and above the number of off-duty water-related fatalities from this time last year.


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