Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia

Press Release

Divers of the 72nd Special Operations Brigade, together with members of the Gendarmerie Diving Unit and members of the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of the Interior found this morning the lifeless body of Master Sergeant Mijodrag Tošković, who disappeared in the Danube-Tisza-Danube Canal yesterday, during a regular practice involving jumping from a helicopter into the water.
Staff Sergeant Branko Vojvodić, who was seriously injured yesterday, was transported to the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade, where he underwent surgery last night. He is now in an intensive care unit.
Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff Gen. Milan Mojsilović has formed an incident investigation committee whose task is to review the circumstances surrounding the incident and determine the cause of its occurrence. Commanders of the Air Force and Air Defence and the 72nd Special Operations Brigade formed their respective expert committees to review the incident.
Representatives of the Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office in Pančevo and authorized military police officers have responded to the scene of the incident.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Miloš Vučević and Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff Gen. Milan Mojsilović have sent telegrams of condolence to the family of the member of the 72nd Special Operations Brigade following his tragic death.

Master Sergeant Mijodrag Tošković was born in 1980 in Cetinje. His professional career in the Serbian Armed Forces started in 2000. He received multiple decorations and awards for outstanding professional achievements. He was a married father of three children.