The call for 'HELP' written in palm fronds saves the lives of three men stranded on an uninhabited island
Their disappearance however did not go unnoticed. Hours after they went missing, the Coast Guard was notified and the search began.
The men spent three days fearing they would never see their loved ones again as they remained stranded on Fanadik Island. They then decided to use the age-old tactic of writing 'HELP' in palm fronds and it worked.
The trio were spotted by a Navy P-8 aircrew operating out of Misawa Air Base in Japan. In order to draw more attention to the Coast Guard, the men waved their orange life jackets until they were properly spotted.