Navy crew spots palm leaf message, rescues island castaways

April 10, 2016 1:26 AM

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The three men swam 2 miles after their skiff capsized in the Pacific and spent three days waiting for rescue.

The three men had left just hours earlier when a large wave capsized their 19-foot skiff on Monday night. They swam through 2 miles of dark water before finding salvation: the tiny Pacific island of Fanadik, several hundred miles north of Papua New Guinea.

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