3 castaways saved after writing 'help' on Pacific island beach

April 8, 2016 5:34 PM

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Three men who were marooned for three days on an uninhabited island in the Pacific were rescued Thursday after they aligned palm branches to spell out the word “Help.”

The men, who were stranded Monday after what was supposed to be a three-hour sailing trip near the island of Chuuk in Micronesia. They were determined missing after they did not arrive for a flight, The Mirror reported.

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