Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska missing for nearly two weeks in Michigan survived on Girl Scout cookies while stuck in their snow-crippled SUV until state police discovered them Friday near Lake Superior in a remote part of the Upper Peninsula.
Lee Wright, 56, and Leslie Roy, 52, got stuck in the snow on a one-lane tree-lined road on April 11 after visiting family in Ishpeming, reports the MLive/The Grand Rapids Press. They tried to reach police but had no cellphone service.
They relied on eight boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and cheese puffs for food, as well as snow for water.
On Friday they were rescued by a state police helicopter that spotted the windshield of their Ford Explorer.
“It is unbelievably remarkable,” Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker, who was one of four rescuers aboard the helicopter, told MLive. “They had multiple layers of clothes on and they were rationing their food.”