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Lt. Andrew Webster Found Dead During Seychelles Shore Visit

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OTTAWA – A crew member of a Canadian warship has been found dead while on shore leave in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean.

The military has identified him as Lt. Andrew F. Webster, based out of Halifax.

Webster was serving on board HMCS Toronto, which has been part of counterterrorism and anti-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea for most of this year.

The Department of National Defence says Webster was found dead in his hotel room on Thursday afternoon.

The military says local police are handling the investigation but say the death is non-combat related and foul play is not suspected.

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is offering his condolences to Webster’s family.
 

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RIP.  I wonder if he's the same guy who was on the Reg F MARS IV back in 2004.  Seemed like a good guy.
 

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HMCS Toronto sailor found dead during Seychelles shore visit

Canadian sailor found dead while on shore leave in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/hmcs-toronto-sailor-found-dead-during-seychelles-shore-visit-1.2482382

A crew member of a Canadian warship has been found dead while on shore leave in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean.

The military has identified him as Lt. Andrew F. Webster, based out of Halifax.

Webster was serving on board HMCS Toronto, which has been part of counterterrorism and anti-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea for most of this year.

The Department of National Defence says Webster was found dead in his hotel room on Thursday afternoon in the Seychelles capital of Victoria.

The military says local police are handling the investigation but say the death is non-combat related and foul play is not suspected.

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is offering his condolences to Webster's family.
"The loss of any member of the Canadian Armed Forces is tragic and affects each and every one of us on the defence team," Nicholson said in a statement.
 

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May he R.I.P , and may they find the cause of this soon, for some closure for everyone
 
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Bad news.  My condolences to family and crewmates.    :salute:
 

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The death of a Halifax sailor while off duty in the Seychelles has been deemed accidental, but the Canadian military is mum on what caused his death.

In early January, the body of navy Lt. Andrew F. Webster was discovered in his hotel room in Victoria, the capital city of the Seychelles, an island country in the Indian Ocean, north of Madagascar.

Webster had been serving on HMCS Toronto.

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, a unit of the military police, recently concluded its investigation into Webster’s death.

“There was no foul play. It was not combat related and, in fact, the death was accidental,” said Capt. Joanna Labonte, a Canadian Forces military police spokeswoman.

“That’s all I can really say about the cause of death. We are bound by the Privacy Act like anyone else,” she said Thursday from Ottawa ....

Meanwhile ....
Canadian military investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of Lt. Andrew Webster in the Seychelles Islands, but a probe continues into a possible breach of regulations by personnel on board the HMCS Toronto.

Webster was a sailor on the Toronto and was found dead in a hotel room while on shore leave earlier this year. The Canadian Forces Military Police is refusing to say how he died.

The military subsequently started three separate investigations into his death. One has ruled out foul play.

But a board of inquiry is convening in Halifax to look at the circumstances around the death, something that happens when there’s a death for reasons other than wounds received in action. That should wrap up next month.

A third investigation is looking at whether regulations on the Toronto were breached.
 
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