3 Pacific mariners finally found after rescuers spotted their SOS on the sand

3 Pacific mariners finally found after rescuers spotted their SOS on the sand

- Three mariners who got lost after they missed their way and separated from their destination by 118 miles have been found

- An SOS message pointed rescuers to where they were at the time when the search parties were about giving up

- The rescue mission was said to be successful because different organisations came together to forge a single strong force

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Thanks to an SOS message written on a small beach of a Pacific island, three missing mariners have been found.

Their rescue was made known by both the US and Australian authorities on Tuesday, August 4, CNN reports.

According to the same media, the three men had set out in a boat on Thursday, July 30, on a journey from Pulawat to Pulap before they went off voyage and exhausted their fuel.

After they went off course, they landed on Pikelot island, which is 118 miles from the place they intended to go.

When it was noticed that the mariners did not arrive when they ought to, a joint rescue mission was launched.

A KC-135 pilot, Lt Col Jason Palmeria-Yen, said they were almost done with their search when they looked down and saw an SOS sign.

Christopher Chase, a US coast guard captain, said that partnership was the reason why the search mission was successful.

A picture showing the SOS sign in the sand. Photo source: BBC

A picture showing the SOS sign in the sand. Photo source: BBC
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the first American woman, Kathy Sullivan, 68, to walk in space has achieved another feat by being the first woman to reach the deepest spot in the ocean.

Kathy came out from a 35,810-foot dive to the Challenger Deep as confirmed by EYOS Expeditions, a company that was in charge of logistics of the mission.

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With that, she has become the first woman to set both records. It should, however, be noted that the Challenger Deep is the lowest among the oceans across the globe.

In other news, a Nigerian woman identified as Kemi Ojo reunited with her long-seen father, Samuel, after 40 years.

Born in Igbara-Oke in Ondo state, she lost contact with her father who is also the son of one late Baba Ketitu.

The father used to work with the National Bank in Abeokuta in Ogun state before he retired. On reuniting with her father, the woman could not contain her joy as she expressed great gratitude.

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