3 men rescued from tiny island after writing giant SOS in sand

searchers from Guam. The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited Pikelot Island by searchers on Australian and U.S. Giant SOS is seen in sand. A Micronesian patrol vessel was due to pick them up. Australian navy

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SOS is an internationally recognized distress signal that originates from Morse code. The men were found in good condition, and an Australian military helicopter was able to land on the beach and give them food and water. 3 men rescued from tiny Pacific island after writing giant SOS in sand

August 4, 2020 / 5:12 AM
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Wellington, New Zealand — Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say. aircraft, the Australian defense department said Monday. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

The men were found about 118 miles from where they had set out. The men had apparently set out from Pulawat atoll in a 23-foot boat on July 30 and had intended to travel about 27 miles to Pulap atoll when they sailed off course and ran out of fuel, the department said. 

Australian Army ARH Tiger helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in Micronesia where three men were found safe and healthy on August 2, 2020 after three days.