Tributes have been paid after a soldier of the 65th Special Operations Course died whilst taking part in a training excercise.
Tenemos el sentimiento de comunicar el fallecimiento en salto #paracaidista del Sgto. alumno curso OEs Rafael Gallart, destinado en #LaLegión. Gran #militar que sirvió en Afganistán, RCA y Senegal. Nuestro apoyo a familia y compañeros.
Ha dado su vida por España. DEP pic.twitter.com/tIU6Mwf7xz
— @EjercitoTierra 🇪🇸 (@EjercitoTierra) June 10, 2021
34-year-old Sergeant Rafael Gallart Martínez was found unconcious and face down in a water jump during a training session.
Teams at the site attempted CPR and he was taken to hospital, where he died a short time later.
Sergent Martínez served tours of duty in Afghanistan, as well as Senegal and was a holder of the Cross of Military Merit with a White Badge.