Castaways Saved Because They Remained Calm…And Could Spell!

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on April 11, 2016

 

“Help” isn’t the 4 letter word we’d be thinking of after being stranded on a uninhabited island!

Three castaways have been rescued from a remote Pacific island after using palm fronds to spell out the word ‘Help’ on the beach.

The mariners had set off on Monday on what should have been a three-hour sailing trip, but their tiny vessel was overtaken by swelling waves.

Outdoor Beasts Castaways Saved Because They Remained Calm...And Could Spell!

The sailors were heading to Weno Island, a Micronesian atoll in the state of Chuuk where they’re from, from Pulap.

Four nautical miles into their trek, a wave capsized their 19-foot flat-bottomed boat, according to the New York Daily News.

The three men were forced to swim two miles to shore at night, Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooer, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard, told CNN.

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