Stranded Mariners Rescued From Island In Micronesia, Thanks To 'SOS' Etched In Sand U.S. and Australian responders spotted the three-person skiff crew on tiny Pikelot Island after they had been missing for nearly three days.
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Stranded Mariners Rescued From Island In Micronesia, Thanks To 'SOS' Etched In Sand

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Stranded Mariners Rescued From Island In Micronesia, Thanks To 'SOS' Etched In Sand

Stranded Mariners Rescued From Island In Micronesia, Thanks To 'SOS' Etched In Sand

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin, here with the tale of a fateful trip. Three men in Micronesia went missing after their boat ran out of fuel. U.S. and Australian search crews were about to give up looking for them when a rescue helicopter turned to avoid some rain showers and then spotted SOS drawn into the sand of a small island. The men were rescued. Their original plan to sail 25 miles ended up taking them 120 miles off course - not exactly a three-hour tour. It's MORNING EDITION.

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