'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island

2016-08-27 08:12
A pair of stranded mariners signal for help as a US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft crew from Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 flies over in support of a Coast Guard search and rescue mission on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii. (US Navy via AP)

A pair of stranded mariners signal for help as a US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft crew from Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 flies over in support of a Coast Guard search and rescue mission on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii. (US Navy via AP)

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Chuuk State Island - The US Coast Guard says two stranded mariners were rescued on Friday after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand on uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii News Now reports.

A US Navy aircraft crew spotted the pair on the beach and gave their location to the Coast Guard in Guam. Hawaii News Now says the two, who had no emergency equipment, were picked up and taken to a patrol boat.

The Coast Guard received a report about the couple's 5-metre vessel going missing on August 19. Hawaii News Now says the two departed Weno Island on August 17, and they were expected to arrive at their destination to Tamatam Island the next day.

Hawaii News Now reports that on Wednesday, a ship noticed flashing lights from the uninhabited Chuuk State Island where the two were later found.

The US Navy was alerted and spotted the survivors on the beach.

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