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#302368 - 04/12/24 05:56 PM USCG rescue fishermen frm deserted island
Doug_Ritter Offline

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US Coast Guard, Navy rescue 3 fishermen from deserted island after spelling 'HELP' with palms The US Coast Guard and Navy helped rescue three men who embarked on a fishing excursion from Polowat Atoll in Micronesia before going missing on March 31.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-coast-g...ling-help-palms
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#302369 - 04/12/24 08:27 PM Re: USCG rescue fishermen frm deserted island [Re: Doug_Ritter]
pforeman Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
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It's nice to see that "old school" still works. Putting out a signal that can be observed from the air is still and always should be a first thought. Good on them.

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#302370 - 04/13/24 01:39 AM Re: USCG rescue fishermen frm deserted island [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Loc: Big Sky Country
Wow! What a great rescue!
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#302373 - 04/15/24 06:35 PM Re: USCG rescue fishermen frm deserted island [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Ren Offline
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Registered: 11/05/07
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Loc: Wales, UK
Same island as 3 were rescued from in 2020, also using palms to sign SOS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvLVMZQjZqM

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#302377 - 04/17/24 11:35 PM Re: USCG rescue fishermen frm deserted island [Re: Doug_Ritter]
brandtb Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
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Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
I would have gone with S O S.
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