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Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

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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 20-028 - Scuba Diving Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Sports & Recreation
A Staff Sergeant assigned to Okinawa, Japan, died in a scuba diving mishap 2 February 2020 at 0959 local. The Soldier was reportedly handing the ship’s captain his oxygen tanks when he began yelling and submerged below the water. The Japanese coast guard was notified to conduct the recovery and located the Soldier’s body the following day.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 15 Soldiers a year to off-duty Personal Injury Other (PIO) mishaps. This was the first fatal PIO water-related mishap in FY20 compared to two PIO water-related fatalities this time last year. If history teaches any lessons, expect the number of PIO water mishaps to rise with the spring and summer temperatures. Now is the time for leaders to emphasize safety during off-duty water activities.

 

 

PLR 19-064 - Swimming Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

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A Specialist assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, died in a swimming mishap 14 September 2019 in Spice Wood, Texas, at 1300 local. The Soldier was cliff diving with others from his unit when he slipped, fell into the water and failed to resurface. His body was later recovered by authorities.

PLR 19-060 - Water-related Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

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A 35-year-old Soldier assigned to the Alaska Army National Guard died in a water-related mishap 8 June 2019 near Fort Greely, Alaska, at 0230 local. The Soldier was dipnetting in the Copper River when he was reportedly swept away by the current.

PLR 19-058 - Swimming Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

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A 20-year-old Soldier stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a swimming mishap 8 June 2019 at Paradise Cove near Guffey, Colorado, at 1516 local. The Soldier was swimming with other Soldiers when he submerged. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

PLR 19-055 - Swimming Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

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A 21-year-old Soldier stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, died in a swimming mishap 31 May 2019 in Kailua Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, at 1700 local. The Soldier was swimming with two civilians when witnesses noted the swimmers were in distress. Surfers attempted to help the swimmers, but they were unable to locate the Soldier. His body was recovered three days later.

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