Two males and a girl who stated they’d been stranded on a abandoned island for 33 days had been rescued after they waved flags to get the eye of a passing US Coast Guard helicopter crew, the company stated.
The crew had been reportedly on a routine mission off the Florida Keys.
Helicopter pilot Mike Allert instructed American digital tv station WPLG: “We had been alerted to them by the flags that they really had along with a big cross that they put on the market for themselves.”
Mr Allert stated he determined to fly again round Anguilla Cay to research and a crew returned to the island in a while Monday to drop water, meals and a radio.
The trio was stranded on an uninhabited Bahamian island between Key West and Cuba, the company posted on Twitter.
A helicopter crew returned on Tuesday to choose them up.
Coast Guard officers tweeted that the trio had been from Cuba.
The trio instructed the crew they’d survived on coconuts, conchs and rats, information shops reported.
It was not instantly clear whether or not they had been migrants making an attempt to get to the USA, or in the event that they had been simply misplaced at sea, US Coast Guard Petty Officer Brandon Murray instructed the South Florida Solar Sentinel.
They had been taken to a medical centre, the place none appeared to have critical accidents.
“I can not recall a time that we saved individuals who had been stranded for over a month on an island,” he instructed the newspaper.
“That could be a new one for me.”