3 Saved From Uninhabited Island After Spelling Out ‘Help' on Beach

Three men who were stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island were rescued on Thursday after a U.S Navy aircraft spotted the word "help" spelled using palm fronds on a beach, NBC News reported. 

"They had the word 'help' spelled out and were waving their lifejackets," U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Michael McCandless told NBC News.

The three mariners were trying to make a late-morning flight on the island of Chuuk after setting out in a 19-foot skiff early Monday. The Coast Guard was notified when they did not make their flight. 

Their names had yet to be released by the Micronesian authorities early Friday.

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