They found themselves on a deserted island with a SOS in the sand - The Point

This does not work in the movies. An SOS drawn in the sand has enabled three people to be found by the emergency services. This story is relayed by the australi

They found themselves on a deserted island with a SOS in the sand - The Point

This does not work in the movies. An SOS drawn in the sand has enabled three people to be found by the emergency services. This story is relayed by the australian department of Defense on its official website, photo of this unlikely message to the support. This is the HMAS Canberra, a ship of the royal australian navy, which took place last August 2 to bring assistance to the three unfortunate on the island of Pikelot, in Micronesia, in the Pacific ocean. A island long 300 meters, located more than 100 kilometres away from the first inhabited island.

the three men had gone in a skiff on the 30th of July last, at about 190 kilometres from the place where they were found. According to their explanations, they have deviated from their course and ran out of fuel, before flying up to this deserted island. In the exercise in the region, the australian army was called in by the rescue centre and coordination of Guam to participate in the research. The HMAS Canberra has sailed during the night to reach the search area, and four helicopters of the australian army have been deployed.

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Supplied food and water

finally aircraft from australia and the us who spotted the message of fortune of the three rescued. They are in good health, according to the first findings. A helicopter from the ship of australian war brought them water and food. "I am proud of the response and the professionalism of all on board so that we meet our obligation to contribute to the safety of life at sea no matter where we are in the world," said captain Terry Morrison, who runs the HMAS Canberra.

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The three survivors, however, have not been able to climb aboard the war ship of the australian navy. After a health examination, and having been refuelled, they had to wait the arrival of the FSS Independence, a patrol boat mc, who was going to recover in the aftermath. A ship... built in Australia, but also " delivered and supported by the australian government ", as it boasts the australian minister of the Armed forces in its press release.

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