3 men rescued from Pacific island thanks to palm leaves ‘help’ sign | world | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 26, 2017-Wednesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

3 men rescued from Pacific island thanks to palm leaves ‘help’ sign

Officials say three men who had been missing for three days were rescued from a deserted Pacific island after a US Navy plane spotted a gigantic “help” spelled out with palm leaves.

world Updated: Apr 10, 2016 21:00 IST
AP
Officials say three men who had been missing for three days were rescued from a deserted Pacific island after a US Navy plane spotted a gigantic “help” spelled out with palm leaves.
Officials say three men who had been missing for three days were rescued from a deserted Pacific island after a US Navy plane spotted a gigantic “help” spelled out with palm leaves.(Picture courtesy: Shutterstock)

Officials say three men who had been missing for three days were rescued Thursday from a deserted Pacific island after a US Navy plane spotted a gigantic “help” spelled out with palm leaves.

US Coast Guard spokesperson Melissa McKenzie said Saturday that the men were reported missing on Tuesday by their families after they failed to show up at the island of Weno.

McKenzie says the men were travelling in a skiff between two Micronesian islands when they were overtaken by a wave.

She says they were all wearing life jackets and were able to swim to the deserted island.

Two hours after being located, the men were picked up by a local small boat and taken to a hospital.