Three men rescued from remote island after writing ‘help’ on the sand
They had no choice but to swim. The three men had left just hours earlier when a large wave capsized their 19-foot skiff on Monday night. They swam through two miles of dark water before finding salvation: the tiny Pacific Island of Fanadik, several hundred miles north of Papua New Guinea. For three days, the men remained stranded on the uninhabited island, hoping for help.