Dutch soldier who died in Northern Norway sent to autopsy

Soldiers Joint VikingPhoto: Ole-Sverre Haugli / Hæren / Forsvarets mediesenter / NTB
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The Dutch soldier who was found dead at the Skjold military camp in Målselv on Saturday has been sent to the University Hospital of Northern Norway Tromsø for an autopsy.

The Dutch soldier was found dead in his bed in the barracks by fellow soldiers. He was declared dead by a doctor on the spot.

“Employees in the Armed Forces stay in good shape, and are healthy… Therefore, this is unexpected,” Army spokesman Eirik Skomedal told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

The 42-year-old has now been sent to the University Hospital of Northern Norway Tromsø for an autopsy.

A suspicious death?

The police are investigating the case as a suspicious death, Forsvarets Forum writes.

“All cases where there are dead people and the cause of death is not known are investigated as a suspicious death,” on-duty lawyer Marie Lygre at the Troms Police District noted.

The soldier was one of the 3,000 foreign soldiers who arrived in the area in early January, ahead of the winter exercise Joint Viking.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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