Castaways Rescued After Spelling Out 'HELP' In Palm Fronds

April 9, 2016 8:44 PM

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Castaways Rescued After Spelling Out 'HELP' In Palm Fronds

They were there for three days until a Navy aircrew searching for the missing seamen spotted a large makeshift sign that spelled out “HELP” in palm fronds, according to a US Coast Guard statement.

Though the rescue has been getting attention largely due to a photo featuring the message, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. William White told ABC News it was actually a fire the men made that first caught rescuers' attention.

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