How two little girls survive the cold when they lost track in the woods
Missing sisters found alive in the woods of Northern California after a rescue crew spots trail of boot prints and granola wrappers. Leia Carrico, 8, and her 5-year-old sister, Caroline, were following a deer trail outside their home, ended up wandering farther and farther away until they got lost in the cold and rainy wilderness.
Leia and Caroline disappeared on a Friday, and the tireless search soon began. Involved in the massive effort were the National Guard, firefighters, search and rescue dogs, helicopters, and military agencies.
As the hours passed, the girls became more susceptible to starvation, dehydration, and/or hypothermia while stranded in the “extreme environment” of the rugged forest. Fortunately, Leia and Caroline both had survival experience from their participation in their local 4-H club. The little girls armed with rubber boots and snacks. Which lead the firefighters to discover a trail of boot prints and granola bar wrappers in the woods. Its been forty-four hours since the disappearance of the kids.
“The wrappers showed us a direction from where they started to where the wrappers ended up at,” Lt. Mike Fridley told CBS News.