Private (PTE) Foo Wei Rong Joe, a Full-time National Serviceman from 4th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment, collapsed in Lim Chu Kang Camp at 6.05 am this morning while doing chin-ups. The chin-ups, as well as some push-ups which he had completed earlier, were part of the unit's daily basic exercise routine. He was given immediate medical attention and evacuated to Tengah Medical Centre by 6.40am, where the doctors tried to resuscitate him. PTE Foo was sent to National University Hospital at 7.15 am. The SAF doctor and medic continued their attempts to resuscitate him en route to the hospital, and he arrived at 7.45am. PTE Foo was pronounced dead at 8.28am.
MINDEF and the SAF extend their deepest condolences to the family of the late PTE Foo, and will assist the family in their time of grief. MINDEF is investigating the incident.