A search and rescue technician with the Royal Canadian Air Force has died in a training accident near Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
Master-Corporal Alfred Barr was based at C-F-B Winnipeg, and according to his Facebook page, was from Lethbridge, Alberta and was engaged to be married.
The military did not release specific details of what happened, but said the R-C-A-F’s Directorate of Flight Safety would be investigating.
Canada’s defence minister says search and rescue technicians with the Royal Canadian Air Force take risks day in and day out, and that was what Master-Corporal Alfred Barr was preparing for when he was killed during a training exercise Wednesday,
Barr was a member of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 17 Wing based at C-F-B Winnipeg.