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Okinawa, Japan (KROC AM News) - The search for a missing Marine from Minnesota ended tragically Wednesday when his body was recovered off the coast of Okinawa.

Corporal Eric Niss-De Jesus and three other Marines were swimming Sunday when they were caught by a rip current. The other three were able to make it back to shore but the 24-year-old Niss-de Jesus vanished.

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Niss de-Jesus had lived in Mountain Lake in the southwest part of the state and graduated from high school in 2015. He then attended the University of Minnesota before enlisting in the Marines.

The US Dept of Defense says de Jesus was a military policeman and K-9 handler based at Camp Kinser, Okinawa. He was recently selected for the enlisted commissioning program.

More info here from his mother's Facebook page:

A GoFundMe page has been set up for his family.

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