Staff sergeant dies following training exercise at Camp Roberts
June 12, 2014
A staff sergeant at Camp Roberts in San Luis Obispo County died after suffering a heart attack during a training exercise on Wednesday, shortly after a local hospital released him back to duty.
Raul Escobedo, 41, first complained of chest pains during the early evening hours and was taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton. Medical staff examined Escobedo and released him back to duty. [KCBX]
Escobedo continued participating in the training exercise and had a heart attack at about 10:30 p.m. His fellow soldiers attempted unsuccessfully to revive him.
He was pronounced dead at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday night.
Escobedo was from Fullerton. Escobedo’s wife, also a National Guardsman, was flown to Sierra Vista shortly after his death.