Stranded on a remote Pacific island, they wrote ‘SOS’ in the sand. Luckily, search crews found them

August 27, 2016 2:44 PM

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Stranded on a remote Pacific island, they wrote ‘SOS’ in the sand. Luckily, search crews found them

The two mariners left Weno Island en route for Tamatam Island in an 18-foot vessel over a week ago with “limited supplies and no emergency equipment.”

In recent days, crews from Coast Guard District 14 — which covers the Hawaiian islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Saipan area — searched nearly 17,000 square miles using 15 boats and two aircraft, the statement said.

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