3 Kayakers Rescued After Being Stranded Along Arizona River

The trio made an S.O.S. sign out of branches to aid rescuers in finding them.
1:46 | 08/12/15

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Party in kennebunkport. Want to switch gears, quick-this thinking kayakers, stranded in Arizona, their boats damaged, they made this S.O.S. Sign out of tree branches to help rescuers save them. Reporter: It was supposed to be a peaceful excursion down this Arizona river, just a few hours into their two-day trip, the rapids got rougher and this group of friends hit not one but two logs. Their inflatable kayak ruptured. We were concerned about being able to get out. Reporter: Leaving them stranded in the wilderness overnight. We left a plan with friends if we didn't call them by 7:00 by Saturday night. Reporter: They ate what desert food they could. After trying for nine hours were able to send a text to a friend saying they needed help. Then they got creative. Maybe someone will fly over. Let's put an S.O.S. Sign. Up the bank. There was a nice, flat area and there were tons of dry wood all around. Reporter: Arizona's state troopers in the helicopter spotting that giant S.O.S. From the sky. Coming in for the rescue. They said the kayakers did everything right. They didn't get excited, they didn't enter into that panic state of mind. Reporter: But the group's missed a venture is not going to keep them on dry land. They say they're looking forward to hitting those rough waters again. You know what, it was great adventure. I loved it. I'm eager to go again. Some time soon. Great adventure. Grad it all worked out.

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