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One Canadian soldier has died and three other soldiers injured during a training accident

Around 10 a.m. E.S.T., while Canadian Army personnel were participating on Exercise RUGGED BEAR in Wainwright a soldier died due to injuries.

Sergeant Robert J. Dynerowicz from the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ontario, died as a result of his injuries following a vehicle accident. He was conducting training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alberta.

Three other soldiers were injured.

The three injured soldiers have been taken to hospital for medical treatment. Their medical condition will not be disclosed at this time.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Sergeant Dynerowicz in Wainwright, Alberta. Not only is his death a painful loss to his family and friends, but we feel this loss across the Canadian Army and the entire military community. Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond and I extend our sincere condolences, on behalf of all ranks of the Canadian Army, to the family and friends of Sergeant Dynerowicz,” Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, Commander Canadian Army

A military police investigation has been initiated; however, no further information is available at this time.

Exercise RUGGED BEAR is a key live-fire training event for the Canadian Army’s Road to High Readiness training program, which commenced on April 15 and is slated to end on April 27 2017.

 

 

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Cyndi Mills

Over the last 24 years Cyndi Mills has had the opportunity to move around the country with her husband, Scott and their four children. Having lived in Chilliwack, Edmonton, London and Petawawa. She stumbled into the world of journalism by accident – looking for a career that could give her the flexibility to work from home to be with her children and support her husband's military career. Cyndi is also a military parent as her two oldest children are in the military.

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