Two people stranded on desert island rescued

Two people stranded on a desert island were rescued after creating an SOS message in the sand.

The U.S. Coast Guard reported Friday the stranded pair were safely rescued after a seven-day search.

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Back in April, three people were rescued in the same region — Micronesia — after spelling the word "help" in the sand with palm fronds.

In the most recent rescue, the pair had "limited supplies and no emergency equipment on board" while attempting to travel to a nearby island. Authorities had searched more than 16,000 square miles before finding them.

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