Here's How 3 People Stranded On Island Amazingly Survived For 33 Days

By Jason Hall

February 10, 2021

Three people stranded on a deserted island in the Bahamas revealed they survived on coconuts before being rescued by the United States Coast Guard on Tuesday (February 9.)

The U.S. Coast Guard Southeast announced it was assisting the three individuals who were stranded on Anguilla Cay in a video shared on its official Twitter account Tuesday morning. A helicopter crew initially discovered the two men and a woman waving a makeshift flag during a routine air patrol around the chain of islands, which are located between the Florida Keys and Cuba, NBC News reports.

In the video shared on the U.S. Coast Guard Southeast Twitter account, an Air Station Miami crew is seen dropping a radio, food and water to the three individuals.

The rescue was, however, delayed due to weather in the area, officials confirmed to NBC News.

The three individuals, who were identified as Cuba nationals, told officials they swam to the deserted island after their boat was capsized in rough waters, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

“I cannot recall a time that we saved people who were stranded for over a month on an island,” said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Murray via the Sun-Sentinel. “That is a new one for me.”

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