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A Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue technician has died in a training accident near Yorkton, Sask. Master Cpl. Alfred Barr died in during training Wednesday, according to the RCAF. He was a member of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron based in Winnipeg.
“The RCAF’s Directorate of Flight Safety will be investigating the accident and no further information will be released about the incident while that is ongoing,” the military said in a statement.
The commander of 17 Wing Winnipeg, Col. Andy Cook, expressed his condolences to Barr’s family, friends and fellow service members.
“Master Cpl. Barr was a valuable member of 435 Squadron’s Search and Rescue team, and he will be deeply missed,” he said.