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Couple stranded on desert island for SEVEN DAYS rescued after writing SOS in sand

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The couple's 20ft high SOS sign was spotted by rescue teamsUS NAVY
The couple's 20ft high SOS sign was spotted by rescue teams
Linus and Sabina Jack, both in their 50s wrote their message in the sand of thePacific island hoping they would be found. 
The couple were reported missing when they failed to reach a nearby island. 
US Navy pilots spotted the SOS drawn into the sand on East Fayu Island in Micronesia following a week-long search for the pair.
The couple were stranded for a week on a Pacific islandUS NAVY
The couple were stranded for a week on a Pacific island
The rescue operation searched more than 16,000 square miles for Sabina and Linus JackUS NAVY
The sailors built a shelter while they waited to be rescued
US NAVY
The sailors built a shelter while they waited to be rescued
East Fayu is a Pacific island of MicronesiaGOOGLE MAPS
East Fayu is a Pacific island of Micronesia
"They are found and are waiting for a ship to take them home."
Photos from the search show the 20ft high SOS message marked into the sand. 
A small boat can be seen alongside the couple. 
It appears the sailors managed to build a shelter during their stay on the island out of driftwood, branches and leaves. 

The rescue is the second in the region this year. 
Three men were saved from the uninhabited island of Fanatic in April, after their boat capsized two miles from shore. 
Using palm leaves, the en made a giant ‘Help’ sign in the sand and used their lifejackets to signal. 
A US Navy search team rescued them after a three day search. 
The islands are among more than 600 making up the US-associated state in the Western Pacific. 
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