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Trio trapped on deserted Bahamian island for 33 days survived on coconuts

Three Cuban nationals have been rescued by the US Coast Guard Tuesday after being stranded in a deserted Bahamian island for almost 5 weeks, authorities stated.

The trio, two males and a girls, survived their 33-day ordeal on Anguilla Cay — which is between Key West and Cuba — by consuming coconuts, The South Florida Solar-Sentinel reported, citing the Coast Guard.

“I can not recall a time that we saved individuals who have been stranded for over a month on an island,” Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Murray advised reporters Tuesday.

The group was first noticed waving a flag on the island Monday by members of the Coast Guard on routine patrol, the newspaper reported.

Later within the day, the Coast Guard delivered water, meals and a radio, earlier than returning in a helicopter Tuesday to rescue them.

The group was taken to Decrease Keys Medical Middle in good situation, authorities stated.

They advised their rescuers they swam to the island after their boat capsized.

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