When I first saw the headline for this story- “Giant SOS Message Saves Marooned Snorkelers” I thought about Tom Hanks in Castaway and the television show Survivor.
A group of 5 snorkeling near the Whitsunday Islands in Australia were left stranded on a rocky island without food, water or cellphones after their anchored boat drifted away.
They got creative and decided to write a giant SOS on a sandbar hoping it would be spotted and help to get them rescued.
Lucky for them another boat saw their drifting boat and alerted authorities. A rescue helicopter was sent out to look for them and luckily came across the giant SOS.
Find out more and check out a video about the rescue HERE.