Individual pronounced dead after incident at Whiteman Air Force Base pool

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  • 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

At approximately 6 p.m., June 20, 2021, Whiteman Air Force Base emergency personnel responded to the base pool for a report of an unresponsive individual.

Responders administered CPR before transferring the individual to Western Missouri Medical Center. The individual was pronounced dead at approximately 8 p.m.

In accordance with Department of Defense policy, the name of the deceased will be released 24 hours after next of kin have been notified. Military law enforcement authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

Chaplains, mental health professionals and counselors are available and ready to assist those in need. For more information on Whiteman AFB support services, please visit the Striker Strong resource directory or view helping agencies information in the AF Connect mobile app.

For all questions, please contact 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs at 660-687-5727, or via email at