A cry for help

Two of three men stranded on the uninhabited island of Fanadik in Micronesia waving life jackets next to palm fronds spelling the word "HELP" as a US Navy Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft discovered them on April 7. Their boat had
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Two of three men stranded on the uninhabited island of Fanadik in Micronesia waving life jackets next to palm fronds spelling the word "HELP" as a US Navy Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft discovered them on April 7. Their boat had capsized three days earlier. The men were soon rescued.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2016, with the headline 'A cry for help'. Print Edition | Subscribe