BREAKING NEWS – Palikir, Micronesia – Three men who went missing after leaving from Polowat Atoll, Micronesia, to go fishing were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard, after a U.S. Navy plane saw their plea for “help,” which was spelled out on the sand using palm tree fronds.

The Coast Guard said in a press release that the three men, all in their 40s, left from Polowat Atoll on March 30 to go fishing near Pikelot Atoll, a 31-acre deserted island roughly 100 miles from where they left in a 20-foot skiff with an outboard motor. The Coast Guard also said that there were seven other stranded passengers there, including the Professor and Mary Ann.