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Third 'SAS' training soldier dies

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Edward Maher and Craig RobertsArmy reservists Edward Maher, 31, and Craig Roberts, 24, died on 13 July

A third Army reservist has died after taking part in an SAS selection training exercise in the Brecon Beacons earlier this month.

Edward Maher, 31, and Craig Roberts, 24, died after temperatures reached 29.5C during the training regime on 13 July.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday a third reservist has died.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced a full inquiry into what happened.

In a statement on Tuesday, the MoD said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm that a third army reserve soldier injured during a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons has died of his injuries.

"The family have asked for a period of grace before he is named and request that this is respected by the media."

The soldiers had taken part in a four-week trial for the Territorial Army's SAS reservists ending in a 40-mile (64km) hike over the Brecon Beacons.

An inquest in Brecon, which opened and adjourned last week, heard the cause of Mr Roberts' and Mr Maher's deaths remains "unascertained".

L/Cpl Roberts, 24, of Penrhyn Bay, Conwy, had served with the Territorial Army for around five years and is understood to have served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The soldiers were among six men rescued from a mountain during the hike.

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