According to Lt. Gen. Ahn Young-ho, South Korea’s Chief of Staff top official, a South Korean officer was shot dead by North Korean troops after it crossed the maritime border between these two regions. In a report by South Korean intelligence, the man was reported missing on September 21 in the waters south of Yeonpyeong Islands. The report also disclosed that the South Korean crossed into the North Korea waters where its forces opened fire, killing the official. His body was later burned.
Express.co.uk: The South Korean fisheries official was shot following an attempt to defect to the North
In a report from Express.co.uk, it said that the official was reported missing from a South Korean fisheries patrol boat when it was about six miles from the disputed line of military control between the two sides.
The official’s colleagues on the boat noticed he was missing at around lunch time and that only his shoes were left on the vessel which led to an air and sea search.
CNN: The South Korean officer with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries went missing in waters 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the Yeonpyeong Islands on September 21
CNN disclosed that a South Korean officer was shot dead after crossing a maritime border into North Korea.
According to Lt. Gen. Ahn Young-ho, a top official with South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, a staffer with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries went missing in waters 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the Yeonpyeong Islands on September 21.
The islands lie near the maritime border between North and South Korea, and at some point, the official crossed into North Korean waters, after which, according to South Korean intelligence, North Korean forces opened fire, killing the South Korean. They later burned his body.