Canadian sailor dies while on leave in Tanzania

HMCS REGINA 
File Photo: Joe Warmington

HMCS REGINA File Photo: Joe Warmington

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:21 PM ET

A member of HMCS Regina died Monday in hospital in Tanzania while on leave from the ship, heading back to Canada, the Armed Forces said Tuesday.

Neither the cause of death nor the crewman's identity have been released.

The HMCS Regina is currently sailing in the Indian Ocean.

Military police said it will work with authorities in Dar Es Salaam to investigate.

Commander Daniel Charlebois, commanding officer of HMCS Regina, offered his condolences.

"I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of our crewman. He was well liked and respected by his peers and his presence will be dearly missed by all the ship's company."


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