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Soldier killed in floods named
Private Andrew James Borkertas
An investigation into the soldier's death is under way
A teenage soldier who died after being swept away during floods in North Yorkshire has been named.

The body of Private Andrew James Borkertas was found near the Catterick Garrison army base on Saturday.

The 17-year-old, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, went missing after falling into the swollen Risedale Beck on Hipswell Moor early on Friday.

He was stationed with the 1st Infantry Training Battalion. An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.

Pte Borkertas was in a platoon of men attempting to cross the beck on what the Army said was a routine training exercise.

About 50 other soldiers had successfully crossed before he and two of his colleagues fell in.

Pte Borkertas's body was found by a search team including police, the RAF and the International Rescue Corps.

His family have been informed and a joint police, military and Health and Safety Executive investigation has begun.


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