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Marine Saves Five People From Drowning in Japan

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A crane barge works in the Henoko coastal area in Nago, Okinawa prefecture on February 6, 2017. The Japanese government on February 6 resumed work on building a controversial US airbase on Okinawa island, sparking angry protests and scuffles with police. Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images.

Jonah Bennett reports: Marine 1st Lt. John Dixon saved five people from drowning at a beach in Okinawa, Japan, in a heroic act the day after Thanksgiving.

Dixon was walking with his wife Nov. 24 on a seawall in Okinawa when Japanese police, who were trying to find out if some swimmers were in danger, managed to grab his attention.

As soon as Dixon heard screams coming from the ocean, he jumped in while Japanese police called for backup, Marine Corps Times reports.

“That’s when I knew something needed to happen,” Dixon said. “I just jumped in the water and started going out to them as deep as I could without losing my own footing.”

Dixon used his Marine Corps training to avoid being swept away in the ocean, but did not have any extra background experience as a lifeguard.

He threw a life preserver to one of the men and dragged him out of the surf … (read more)

via The Daily Caller

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