Three people survive on coconuts after being stranded on deserted island for five weeks
23:35, Wednesday, 10 February, 2021
Three people were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after being stranded on a deserted island for almost five weeks.
According to WPLG, the three people were found on Anguilla Cay in the Bahamas. The video shows the Coast Guard dropping food, a radio and water down on the island for the trio.
"It was incredible. I don't know how they did it. I'm amazed that they were in such good shape when we saw them," Lt. Justin Dougherty of the U.S. Coast Guard said to WPLG. The Coast Guard said they were told that the stranded victims' boat capsized and they swam to a nearby island and survived for 33 days by eating coconuts.
After the rescue, they were taken to a hospital for treatment. Officials said the trio were in good spirits and didn't have any serious injuries, despite their ordeal.
"They were very, very clear and articulate about what was going on, so I was amazed they were in as good a shape as they were," Dougherty said.