Sunday, October 30, 2016

Marine Based in Okinawa Drowning Death Second This Month

Marine in Okinawa dies, second apparent drowning this month
Marine Corps Times
By: Jeff Schogol
October 29, 2016

A Marine in Okinawa has died in an apparent drowning incident, marking the second such death this month at Okinawa.

The Marine was assigned to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing with III Marine Expeditionary Force and pronounced dead at 3:40 p.m. Saturday at Medea Point, said 1st Lt. Joseph Butterfield, a spokesman for III MEF.

An investigation into the cause and circumstances of the Marine’s death is ongoing, Butterfield said Saturday in a statement. The Marine’s name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
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