Scottish soldier found dead in Florida

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A SCOTS soldier was found dead in Miami early on Sunday morning.

The soldier, 22 year old Private Shaun Cole, is thought to have died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

He was visiting Florida with two friends for Ultra Dance Music Festival after returning last month from a tour of Sierra Leone where he had been supporting Ebola treatment efforts.

Army Headquarters Scotland confirmed the death this afternoon, with a spokesman saying, ‘Shaun achieved an extraordinary amount in a military career that was full of promise but was tragically cut short. We will miss him terribly.’

“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Shaun’s family at this desperately difficult time.”

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