Misawa senior airman dies of boxing injuries

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – A senior airman at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan died Thursday as the result of injuries from a boxing match on May 24.

Geanny Bada died at Hachinohe City Hospital, where he had been transferred after initial treatment at the base’s 35th Medical Treatment Facility, said a statement released by the base.

Bada, from the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, had “sustained apparent head trauma” during the “organized, on-base boxing event,” the statement said.

The incident is under investigation.

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