A young recruit of the Guyana Defence Force died this morning after falling ill during training in the Basic Recruit course.
The young man has been identified as Orwin Reynolds.
A statement from the GDF indicated that he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital after complaining of being unwell. He was initially seen by medical personnel of the GDF.
According to the GDF, the recruit was deemed fit for military training by the Force Medical Officer having successfully passed the Force’s Medical Examination. The Force stated that all medical protocols were followed once the young man fell ill.
A post-mortem examination is to be conducted to determine the cause of death. The GDF has extended condolences to the man’s parents and other relatives.