25 July 2013 - Accidental Death of Serving Soldier.

The death has occurred of a soldier due to a tragic accident and a fall from a height in McKee Barracks, Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

The soldier has been named as Private Patrick (Paddy) Conlon (32) based in the 28th Infantry Battalion, Co Donegal with an address at Cooloney, Co Sligo.

Private Patrick Conlon was pronounced dead in the Mater Hospital at 2.10 am.

The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Lt Gen Seán McCann extends his sympathies with the Conlon family and their friends in their time of need.

Personnel support and chaplaincy services have been in contact with the next of kin and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

A Military Police and Garda Siochána investigation into the incident has been launched.

Press Release Date: Thursday 25 July 2013

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