SOS sign left in the sand.
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Stranded swimmers rescued after leaving SOS sign in sand

25 April 2014 Last updated at 08:27 BST

Five swimmers stranded on a desert island off the east coast of Australia have been rescued.

Their boat drifted away, with all their belongings on board, as they swam off the coast of Queensland.

The group left an SOS message in the sand and were eventually rescued.

Hear from helicopter pilot Tony Miller about how they were saved.