AL – It happens in the movies all the time. A shipwreck maroons survivors on a tropical island and they spell out ‘HELP’ on the beach to alert planes where they are.
Turns out the trick doesn’t just work in the movies. Recently a trio of men were stranded on an island in the tropics and spelled out ‘HELP’ on the beach using branches and leaves.
So if you are ever stranded on an island it seems spelling out ‘HELP’ is a pretty good idea. Starting a fire really works too as that’s the real reason that they were noticed.