Stranded Women Saved By SOS in Sand
Nearby Navy rescues pair on hard-to-reach Hawaiian shore
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 8, 2011 12:29 PM CDT
An "SOS" in the sand saved two women.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An “SOS” note scrawled in the sand actually worked for two stranded women in Hawaii. A tour helicopter noticed the letters and notified naval aviators who were training nearby; they saw the inscription and flashes from a mirror and sent a helicopter and swimmer to pick up the stranded pair, one of whom was ill and injured, the AP reports. Both were hospitalized. There had been a downpour the night before in the area, which can only be reached on foot or by water, said a Kauai official.

 

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