Missing Boaters Rescued From South Pacific Island After Carving 'SOS' in the Sand

An international team found the missing boaters on an uninhabited island.

— -- Two people stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island were rescued on Friday after writing "SOS" in the sand, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

After a seven-day search for the missing boaters by an international maritime team, a U.S. Navy aircraft crew spotted them on a beach near an "SOS" sign they had carved into the sand, the U.S. Coast Guard announced today.

The international team searched a total of 16,571 square miles.

The survivors, who have not been identified, were picked up by a patrol boat and transferred to Nomwin atoll.