Shipwrecked Trio Saved After Writing 'Help' On the Beach

A crew of mariners was saved from an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean after a plane spotted the word “HELP” they spelled out with palm fronds on a beach. The trio was stuck for three days on a Micronesian island before they were rescued. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Michael McCandless told NBC News: “They had the word ‘help’ spelled out and were waving their lifejackets.” They were supposed to make a flight on the island of Chuuk but never made it. At that point, the Coast Guard was notified. The men were located Thursday evening.