Sisters Lee Wright and Leslie Roy were week but in good condition when they were found after nearly two weeks

By Caitlin Keating
April 25, 2015 02:15 PM
Courtesy Michigan State Police

Two sisters who were missing for nearly two weeks in the woods of Michigan after visiting family survived mainly on girl scout cookies, cheese puffs and snow for water.

Lee Wright, 56, and her sister Leslie Roy, 52, were rescued on Friday from a two-track road in northern Luce County, according to The Grand Rapids Press.

The women, who were from out of town, had tried to call 911 numerous times but didn’t have cell phone service after their car became stuck in deep snow on April 11.

“It is unbelievably remarkable,” Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker, told the newspaper. “They had multiple layers of clothes on and they were rationing their food.”

During the search for the sisters, a pilot noticed a reflection off the car and landed the police helicopter on shore, according to the Associated Press.

“They heard crunching in the woods at night,” Marker told the AP about the sisters. “They thought it was rescuers but no one came. Then they thought it was bears.”

Police were searching this specific area after they discovered that one of the woman had earlier sent a Facebook message to a relative asking about Tahquamenon Falls, which was close to where they were found.

“When we pulled up, they grabbed their purses and Lee Wright clutched onto her Bible and both women were very happy,” Marker told the The Grand Rapids Press. “It was hugs all around.”

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