Three men who were stuck in an deserted island, Fanadik-Micronesia, were rescued by the US Navy and coast guard after seeing the letters- ‘HELP’ that were written on the beach.
According to a Coast Guard spokesman, the rescue was a success because of the combined effort by both parties coupled with the willingness of many different resources to come together and help.
Families of these men, made a missing a report on Tuesday after they failed to be present at the Micronesian island of Wenvo, when they were travelling from Pulap, their home island.
‘Fortunately for them, they were all wearing life jackets and were able to swim to the deserted island,’ U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Melissa McKenzie said.
Three men were taken to a hospital by a local boat but no information on the men’s condition was released on Saturday.
Later on officials told the Washington Post they were not injured.
AMVER, a U.S. Coast Guard voluntary search and rescue program searched for these men for 17 hours using two bulk carriers.
According to one U.S coast guard, in the last two weeks alone, 15 people have been rescued in the Pacific with the help of 10 AMVER.