Three men rescued from deserted Pacific island thanks to 'HELP' sign

- Three men who had been missing for three days were rescued Thursday from a deserted Pacific island after a U.S. Navy plane spotted a gigantic "help" spelled out with palm leaves, officials said.

This isn't the set of Castaway...Through efforts by the Coast Guard and the Navy's USPACFLT, U.S. 7th Fleet, Joint...

Posted by U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific on Saturday, April 9, 2016

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

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

They were all wearing life jackets and were able to swim nearly two miles to the deserted island.

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

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