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PLR 24-044 – Off-Duty Sports, Recreation and Physical Training Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 25-year-old Sergeant assigned to Fort Johnson, Louisiana, died in an off-duty sports, recreation and physical training mishap 30 March 2024 on the installation at 1700 local. The Soldier was swimming in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation pool when the lifeguard observed him on the bottom. The lifeguard took immediate action to recover the Soldier and initiated lifesaving measures. The Soldier was transported to the local hospital and pronounced dead 1825. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor.

Since 2019, the Army has lost an average of 11 Soldiers a year to off-duty sports, recreation and physical training mishaps. This was the first off-duty sports, recreation and physical training mishap of FY24 and below the number of off-duty sports, recreation and physical training fatalities from this time last year.
 

 

  • 1 April 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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