South Korea’s military said Wednesday that a North Korean man swam into South Korea in a diving gear to remove the blame from Kim Jong Un’s Harmit Kingdom.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of South Korea said in a press release that in the 20th century, a person who was seen swimming in its border region swam across the maritime boundary and crawled under a drainage pipe Appeared to be country JoongAng Daily Newspaper.
The military said it was first seen on close-circuit surveillance cameras passing through a military outpost at 4:20 am, but was not captured until three hours later, when it entered a restricted civilian-control area Had gone, the army said. The area lies to the south of the 2.5-mile-wide demilitarized zone, or DMZ, which serves as a buffer between the two Koreas.
The army quickly acknowledged its failure to act and capture the man.
According to the army, “Our army did not take appropriate action, although the man was detected several times in his surveillance system.” the new York Times
Military officials are investigating the man’s intention to cross the border and how he managed to swim in the winter, according to the Joeyong daily.
The man allegedly is a citizen who told the South that he wanted to take the blame from the North.
JCS said a diving suit and wings were found on the beach in Goswang, Gangwon, where he first came to the shelter. It was stated that the suit was not made of rubber and that detachable metal helmets were often used by North Korean fishermen.
“We take this situation seriously and are conducting an onsite investigation with the Ground Forces Command,” the military said in a statement. “We will follow-up measures and take strict action according to the results of the investigation.”
The Times reported that the defections would apparently be the second in a month after a North Korean man climbed the border in November and proceeded half a mile.