09 Jan '18, 7am

Okinawa-based Marine honored for heroism after harrowing water rescue: Marine 1st Lt. Aaron…

Okinawa-based Marine honored for heroism after harrowing water rescue: Marine 1st Lt. Aaron…

CAMP SCHWAB, Okinawa — It didn’t take long for diver Justin Kinjo to realize he had made a critical mistake after entering the surf last spring near Mermaid Grotto in Manzo-Mo, Okinawa. Waves smashed over the Okinawan father of two as he made his way out, pushing him down and back toward shore, ripping his regulator out of his mouth and stripping him of everything but his wetsuit and oxygen tank. At the same time, a rip current tugged at him from underneath the surface, pulling him out and ensuring he was stuck in place. Making matters worse, he got his leg stuck in the coral reef. The situation was dire. Two of his dive partners found themselves in equally precarious situations. As panic began to set in, Kinjo raised his hand and called for help in a last-ditch effort to save his life. He said people on shore just stood around and stared. “I got you,” came the simple, unf...

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