2 young California sisters found alive

2 young California sisters found alive

2 young California sisters found alive

The girls are "ambulatory, in good spirits and not injured", according to Honsal, adding that EMTs were standing by as the girls are reunited with their family in case they need any first aid.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) said in a news release that 5-year-old Caroline Carrico and 8-year-old Leia Carrico were last seen at 2:30 p.m. on Friday outside of their home in Benbow, located about 70 miles south of Eureka in the northwest part of California.

Two young sisters have been found alive and safe after wandering away from their Northern California home and spending 44 hours lost in a cold, rainy forest, according to their mother and the local sheriff.

The girls had been missing since Friday afternoon, when they walked off into a wooded area near their home. Caroline was last seen wearing a maroon colored rain jacket with white horses on it as well as blue jeans and pink rain boots.

"Leia Dorice Carrico is 4'2" tall, weighs 85 pounds, haz hazel eyes and blond hair and a large freckle on her left cheek.

Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal has confirmed at a press conference that the two young sisters lost in the woods near Benbow have been found alive and well.

Honsal said at a previous press conference that the girl's mother first noticed they were missing around 3 p.m. Friday, after they asked her if they could go for a walk and she said no. She was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded long sleeve shirt and purple rain boots.

Humboldt County sheriff's spokeswoman Samantha Karges said Sunday that the girls have not been found despite extensive search efforts.

There are now ten search teams on the hill above Benbow, a prominently rural area of Humboldt County, according to HCSO.

He said Crumley and Hill were following tracks in their assigned search area when the came upon the little girls.

"The wrappers showed us a direction from where they started to where the wrappers ended up at", Fridley said.

Lieutenant Mike Fridley was in charge of the search operation and said he was the one to break the news to the girls' mother. "It's kind of like a chess game as information comes in".

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