Thursday, April 24, 2014

Marooned Castaways Saved By Writing SOS In The Sand

(Lucky for them Gilligan wasn't there)

"Five castaways on a desert island off the coast of Queensland, Australia, scrawled out SOS in a nearby sandbar after their boat drifted out to sea Monday.

About nine hours later a rescue helicopter — sent out to find the lost vessel's crew — spotted the cry for help in the sand and saved the marooned group.

"We saw the helicopter and we thought, 'Oh, you beauty,' and then it disappeared and we thought, 'Oh no — we better look out for our beds for the night' — then it came back probably 20 minutes later," Craig Gilbert told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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