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KAHOTEA, Nicholas Ryan. Regt: 01019698, LCPL, 1NZSAS.

Suddenly on Wednesday the 8th of May 2019; aged 35 years. A treasured son, brother, uncle, cousin; beloved partner of Sophie and father of Delilah. Friend to many throughout and dedicated professional.

The SAS trooper who died during a training exercise has been farewelled in a moving private service.

Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea is believed to have jumped from a helicopter onto a building last Wednesday night when he missed and fell several stories to the ground.

The jump was part of a counter-terrorism exercise between New Zealand and the United States that was suspended for several days following his death before resuming on Monday.

He was yesterday farewelled by family and friends during a “moving private service” at the Papakura Military Camp.

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