A Netherlands retired reserve colonel died during a combat casualty care exercise at the CIOR Summer Congress on Friday 30 June, as a result of a tragic accident.
The accident occurred during a medical training exercise in Santahamina, Helsinki on Friday 30 June around 9:30 a.m., as a result of which he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. The next of kin of the deceased have been contacted.
Helsinki Police is investigating the incident. The organizers of the event and the Finnish Defence Forces are supporting the investigation.
Crisis counseling has been arranged for the people present at the incident.
The organizers of the event, CIOR, CIOMR and Finnish Reserve Officers’ Federation express their deepest condolences.
Contacts regarding the incident to the Secretary General of the Finnish Reserve Officers’ Federation:
Janne Kosonen (firstname.lastname@example.org / phone +358505810819)