A TOP Army instructor drowned drunk in a ditch after being thrown by a charity ball.
Color Sergeant Alex Street, 31, fell into four feet of water while trying to pee.
He left the party at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst at 2am – but was not spotted for 38 hours, an inquest has found.
Comrades did not report him missing for fear he might get into trouble.
The highly respected Irish Guardsman probably fell headfirst into a stream on the grounds of Surrey Academy.
He lost his bearings and drowned, according to the service investigation.
His wife rang his cell phone 37 times when he didn’t come home.
The Afghan war veteran, who had an exemplary military record, rarely drank but did spend eight hours drinking with instructors and cadets at the Inkerman Company’s charity dinner.
After an “intense discussion” with an officer cadet about the leadership of men in combat, he was ordered to leave the event.
An officer said CSgt Street was seen leaning forward and pointing at the cadet’s chest.
The inquiry called on the army to crack down on alcohol.