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Body of marine from Minnesota found off Okinawa coast

Eric John Niss-De Jesus
Photo courtesy the family of Eric John Niss-De Jesus (via KARE)

MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC/KARE) -- The body of a missing marine from Minnesota has been discovered off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, according to his family's GoFundMe.

Lance Corporal Eric John Niss-De Jesus had been assigned to a base in Japan, according to KARE, the NBC affiliate in the Twin Cities.

KARE reported that he and three others had been swimming and then were caught in a rip current.

Niss De-Jesus did not swim back to shore when the others did.

His family said his body has been recovered after a three-day search.


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