Landfill work continues in March 2019 for a runway at Camp Schwab, a Marine Corps base on Okinawa. CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES
Landfill work continues in March 2019 for a runway at Camp Schwab, a Marine Corps base on Okinawa. CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES

Snorkeler arrested after trespassing onto coastal US Marine base on Okinawa

by Matthew M. Burke and Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A South African man was arrested at Camp Schwab late last month after illegally entering the coastal Marine Corps base on Okinawa while snorkeling.

Jonathan Kart Edwards, 24, was apprehended Dec. 28 by security forces, Japan Coast Guard spokesman Yuta Yamada told Stars and Stripes on Monday.

Hours later, Edwards — who teaches English on Okinawa for a Japanese company — was handed over to officials from the Nakagusuku Coast Guard Office, who placed him under arrest, Yamada said.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.613654

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