Three Men Rescued From Isolated Island After Writing ‘Help’ In Leaves On Beach!

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This is like something out of Cast Away!

Three men were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard late Thursday in the South Pacific Ocean, after they had been stranded on an isolated island for more than three days — and they used palm fronds to get rescued!

The men were rescued on Fanadik Island, a remote, tiny island more than 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii — and the way they did it is what’s making all the headlines!

The men used palm fronds available on the island to spell out the word ‘HELP’ in huge letters on the beach!

The men initially came to Fanadik Island when the boat they were on earlier in the week capsized while bund for the Micronesian island of Weno — and the men swamp a whopping two miles to shore at Fanadik, where they waited for three days!

From there, they were reported missing when they didn’t show up to their initial destination, and an air crew (pictured above) spotted them early local time on Thursday morning, doubling back to make the rescue.


Lieutenant William White, the Coast Guard’s Sector Guam public affairs officer, said in a news release about the rescue:

“Our combined efforts, coupled with the willingness of many different resources to come together and help, led to the successful rescue of these three men in a very remote part of the Pacific.”

Checking the maps, ‘very remote’ is right… unbelievable!!!

[Image via US Pacific Fleet/Facebook.]

Apr 9, 2016 6:50pm PDT

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