A pair of sisters have been found safe after being lost all weekend in the wilderness of Northern California. On Friday, eight-year-old Leia Carrico and her five-year-old sister Caroline wandered away from their home in Humboldt County to head to their favorite “rock slide,” but they got lost on the way.
The area the Carricos live in is heavily wooded and remote, but once the girls realized they didn’t know where they were, they used survival skills they learned in 4H and stayed in one spot. Their mother, Misty, says her daughters hid in a huckleberry bush and called it their “huckleberry home.”
Humboldt County, Sheriff William Honsal was impressed the sisters knew how to survive in the tough conditions. It rained over the weekend and temperatures fell into the 40s, but they kept dry and they didn’t have any food or water, but Honsal says they knew to drink the rainwater off of the leaves.
Misty says she was afraid she wouldn’t ever see her little girls again and that she “feels like the luckiest person in the world now.”
I can safely say that at 5 years old, there's no way I could have kept myself alive in the woods for three days. It's amazing that they knew what to do! I'm just glad they're home safe!