A reservist died during a training exercise at an army base in Manitoba over the weekend.
Cpl. Nolan Caribou, who was an infantryman with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles of the 38 Canadian Brigade Group, was found dead Saturday while participating in an Army Reserve training exercise.
The exercise was focused on basic defensive routines, patrolling, and raids. No live ammunition was used.
Caribou served with the Unit for five years and had not been deployed operationally as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
An investigation is underway.
“On behalf of the members of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, I would like to relay our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Corporal Nolan Caribou,” said Lieutenant Colonel Sean Moran, Commanding Officer, Royal Winnipeg Rifles in a statement. “We are saddened by the loss of this soldier, who was a valued member of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.”
The Shilo base is located about 35 kilometres east of Brandon and 205 kilometres west of Winnipeg. The training area covers almost 40,000 hectares.
According to its website, the base’s mission is to enable success of training, operations and force generation activities.