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    castaways rescued after spelling 'help' with palm leaves on remote island [Image 2 of 4]

    castaways rescued after spelling 'help' with palm leaves on remote island

    FANADIK, UNITED STATES

    04.08.2016

    Courtesy Photo

    U.S. Navy           

    FANADIK, Federated States of Micronesia (April 7, 2016) Three men wave life jackets and look on as a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft discovers them on the uninhabited island of Fanadik. Three days earlier, the men’s 19-foot skiff capsized after setting out to sea from Pulap, FSM. The P-8A, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, and operating from Misawa, Japan, responded to a call for assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard and located the men as they waved life jackets and stood next to a large "help" sign made of palm leaves. The men reported their vessel was capsized by a large wave a few hours after their departure on April 4, and spent the night swimming until they arrived at Fandadik Island, approximately four nautical miles from Pulap. A small boat from Pulap recovered the men from the island with no reported injuries. VP-5 is in the midst of a routine deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign John Knight/Released)

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    Date Taken: 04.08.2016
    Date Posted: 04.09.2016 10:58
    Photo ID: 2512899
    VIRIN: 160407-N-ZZ999-002
    Resolution: 1011x722
    Size: 275.72 KB
    Location: FANADIK, US

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