Michigan sisters missing for weeks survive on girl scout cookies, cheese puffs

Photo: ABC News

Two Michigan women survived being lost in the wilderness for nearly two weeks, and they have junk food to thank.

ABC News reports that 52-year-old Leslie Roy and her sister, Lee Marie Wright, 56, became stranded by heavy snow while vacationing in a remote part of Michigan on April 11.

The search began a few days later after after the two women didn’t arrive in Kalamazoo to join other members of their family.

“They survived on eight boxes of girl scout cookies, a bag of cheese puffs,” Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker of the Michigan State Police told ABC News.

Police say the two sisters rationed food and gas in attempt to stay warm inside their SUV.

After scouring the woods for days, searchers spotted the women’s SUV from a helicopter.

They were airlifted to a nearby hospital and made a full recovery.

“It really is truly a miracle that they were found,” Marker said.

 

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