Castaways rescued after spelling “HELP” with palm leaves

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MICRONESIA (NBC)  – Three castaways were rescued on Thursday after a U.S. Navy aircraft spotted the word “HELP” spelled out with palm leaves on the beach of a remote Pacific island.

The three unidentified men were reported missing by family members when they missed their flight on the Micronesian island of Chuuk. They were reportedly taking a skiff from one island to another when something happened.

Four ships combed the area where the skiff was last reported until a U.S. Navy plane arrived on scene to begin searching from above.

The three men and their “HELP” sign were spotted on Thursday, and taken to a nearby island.OTHER TOP CLICKED STORIES PEOPLE ARE CLICKING ON:

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