News Navy Rescues Three On Deserted Island

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  1. BethSucks

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    Navy rescues 3 castaways who wrote 'help' with palm fronds on deserted island
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    Two men wave life jackets and look on as a U.S. Navy P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft discovers them on the uninhabited island of Fanadik. (U.S. Navy photo)

    The Navy released stunning new photos Saturday that show the three castaways who were rescued from a deserted Pacific island after they used palm fronds to spell the word “help” in the sand.

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    The mariners were marooned for three days on the uninhabited of Fanadik. A Navy P-8A aircrew spotted the missing mariners Thursday waving lifejackets in front of their makeshift sign.

    The men reported their 19-foot skiff was capsized by a large wave a few hours after their departure from the Micronesian island of Pulap, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

    They spent the night swimming until they arrived at Fandadik, approximately four nautical miles from Pulap.

    After the Navy plane relayed their whereabouts, a small boat from Pulap recovered the men from the island with no reported injuries, the Coast Guard reported.

    The Navy P-8 launched at 6 a.m. Thursday from an air base in Japan and located the castaways approximately two hours into their search, Military.comreported.
     
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    Looks like an episode of "Survivor".
     
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    I wonder what the hourly cost to run a P-8A to patrol the middle of nowhere is?

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    i'd write
    stay away
     
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    Just reading the thread, I though this was another Beefus and her fuckin cats rescue thread. I was pleasantly surprised it wasn't.
     
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    Meanwhile, the third guy was jackin in the bushes.
     
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    I heard sometimes the State Dept. bills these people for evacuations, after they get the cross-charge from the DoD. :dontknow:
     
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    Was the plane actively looking for them or was it on routine patrol? It didn't say, and it doesn't sound like they had time to make a mayday call or grab the emergency transmitter if they didn't even bother to grab the life raft.

    I just happen to be reading this right now :horns2:
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    Fuck that. Id make that my new home
     
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    Looks like someone was a fan of the show Dual Survival (or in their case, Triple Survival).
     
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    How would you booze?
     
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    Who are these guys? The articles I've read don't say if they were just local fishermen or if they were military.
     
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    Unfortunately they left the fourth guy behind

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    I wonder if the other two realize that this guy had already decided how to cook them if they were stranded much longer.

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    It looks somewhat close to Guam. Maybe a training mission or just getting flight hours?
     
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    Shit, it's no wonder their little 19 foot boat flipped over carrying that fatass around.
    They probably used him as the life raft to float over to the island after the boat sank.
     
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    And you'll notice the skinny one doesn't seem to be concerned about signaling or anything, but he sure has a big-ass stick ready for action.
     
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    He's probably shitting his pants after watching fatass eat every coconut on the island the first day they got there.
     
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