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Mystery ‘HELP’ sign spotted on remote island sparks a frantic search

13 July 2017 1:11 AM
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Mystery ‘HELP’ sign spotted on remote island sparks a frantic search

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A MYSTERY “help” sign that appeared on a beach in the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea has sparked a frantic search by coastguards.

The sign has baffled locals after it appeared at the foot of a 76-metre cliff that is only accessible by sea, The Sun reports.

A stunned passer-by spotted the help sign, which was made from driftwood, plastic and tyres, between Keristal and Little Ness in Braddan on the east of the island.

He raised the alarm and the coastguard and police were scrambled, according to the BBC.

A cliff technician was also lowered into the cove to investigate the mystery call for help.

Kevin Scott of the Douglas Coastguard said the cove is only accessible by sea “so it is a mystery as to why or how it is there”.

In a statement, he said: “The word HELP was written in six ft (1.8m) high letters made out of tyres, plastic and wood and the walker did the right thing in telling the police.”

The sign, written in rocks, was spotted by an eagle-eyed pilot flying over the Swift Bay area in and sparked a search for a potential castaway.

Authorities found no trace of human activity after a thorough search of the area and the nearest populated site is a camping destination Mitchell Plateau — hundreds of miles away.

Two men were sailing a yacht in the Kimberley region and used an inflatable dinghy to go ashore in Swift Bay — but were confronted by a man-eating crocodile.

The killer croc cut off their route back to the yacht and forced the pair to built a rock shelter and source water and food as they tried to get help.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.

Source: news.com.au

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