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Palm leaves 'HELP' rescue men on deserted island

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(CBS 8) - A group of castaways stuck on a deserted Pacific Island were rescued earlier this week with the "help" of some palm leaves.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the three men were reported missing by their families on Tuesday, after they were knocked out of their boat by a wave.

Two days later, a Navy plane spotted the word "help" written along the deserted beach with the leaves.

Within hours a local boat picked up the men and took them to a hospital.

There is no word on their condition.

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