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Updated: 12/13/2012 08:08 | By Channel NewsAsia

Navy serviceman loses both legs, left hand in accident

Navy serviceman loses both legs, left hand in accident


Navy serviceman loses both legs, left hand in accident

SINGAPORE: Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) serviceman Jason Chee has lost both his legs and his left hand, following an accident on board the Landing Ship Tank RSS Endeavour.

This is according to a family member of Mr Chee.

Mr Chee, who is a regular serviceman, was injured on Monday after he got caught between a motorised winch and a rope on the RSS Endeavour.

Mr Chee remains in the intensive care unit.

His elderly father is extremely shaken by the news and is currently being taken care of by relatives, according to the husband of Jason’s cousin, Mr Danny Boey.

Mr Boey says Jason is the family’s only child and sole breadwinner.

The serviceman had also recently lost his mother.

— CNA/jc

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