At a news conference today (Thurs), officials at 17-Wing Winnipeg confirmed that Master-corporal Alfred Barr died in a training exercise near Yorkton.
Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Koziak says there was a “malfunction of sort” during a routine training jump, and Barr was a relatively new member of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron.
Barr, who was from Lethbridge, was engaged to be married.
17-Wing Commander, Colonel Andy Cook says counseling will be made available to those who need it.
Other than that, the investigation continues and it isn’t known when new details will be made available.