South Korean officials found a visibly-intoxicated man, wearing only his underwear, hiding out in a house on the island of Ganghwa at 11:48 a.m. on Sunday. The strangest part? He’s North Korean. The man said he floated south from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on a large piece of wood, washing up on the shore of Ganghwa, near the South’s western border. Police were called, and he was handed over to the military. He is currently in the custody of the Marine Corps, who are trying to determine his identity and reasons for crossing the border. North Korean defectors have the option of staying in South Korea.
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