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US Marine found dead by Japan Coast Guard near Okinawa

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Marines and their loved ones experienced an Amphibious Assault Vehicle “splash” during a Jane Wayne event on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 18, 2016. These events provide a good bonding opportunity while giving Marine’s family members a closer look at their day-to-day lives. The AAVs are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Hester/ Released)
Marines and their loved ones experienced an Amphibious Assault Vehicle “splash” during a Jane Wayne event on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 18, 2016. These events provide a good bonding opportunity while giving Marine’s family members a closer look at their day-to-day lives. The AAVs are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Hester/ Released)

A U.S. Marine was found dead at 11:00 a.m. local time this morning by the Japanese Coast Guard off the coast of Camp Schwab in Okinawa.

The Marine was reportedly assigned to the Marine Corps Installations Pacific but has yet to be identified.

An official statement said, “The thoughts and prayers of the entire command are with the family, friends and co-worker of the deceased Marine…We extend our deepest gratitude to our Japan Coast Guard partners for their immediate professional assistance in searching for and locating our deceased Marine.”

That statement also said that NCIS has launched an investigation to determine the Marine’s cause of death.

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