Many people would love to eat nothing but Girl Scout Cookies, but perhaps not under the circumstances a pair of missing sisters endured: The women were trapped in their car on a remote Michigan road for two weeks while on vacation.
Lee Wright, 56, and Leslie Roy, 52 were driving along a remote country road near Lake Superior when their car was stuck in snow, MLive reported. The missing women were traveling the Upper Peninsula of the state, visiting family and planning a trip to Tahquamenon Falls, and were supposed to bunk at the Mackinaw City hotel, but never showed up.
They tried to call 911, but couldn’t get service. Luckily, the pair were meant to join family in Kalamazoo a few days after they got stuck, and when they didn’t show there either a search began, added ABC News.
Meanwhile, they subsisted on eight boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, a bag of cheese puffs and melted snow, and conserved gas. Eventually, their Ford Explorer lost power, but the sisters had multiple layers of clothing and were able to stay warm.
They even got a visit from a bear a couple nights.
Their rescuers combed the woods, but didn’t find the missing women until they took to the skies. On the second day, they were two-and-a-half hours into their helicopter search when a Michigan State Police sergeant caught the reflection on their windshield.
The helicopter circled around and the pair emerged, waving their arms to get their attention.
“When we pulled up, they grabbed their purses and Lee Wright clutched onto her Bible and both women were very happy. It was hugs all around,” said Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker.
Wright and Roy said that it wasn’t just Girl Scout Cookies that kept them going when they were missing, but the love of family, according to Newsday.
“Through the days and nights while in the woods, we survived using love and hope in our families. Faith in God held our confidence that we would eventually be found. We took note of circling aircraft, available water resources, the supplies we had with us. These factors eased our mind and allowed us to stay alive for thirteen long days.”
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