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Sisters Survived on Cookies, Cheese Puffs While Stranded

By    |   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 07:06 AM

Two sisters survived on girl scout cookies, cheese puffs, melted snow, and the Bible for nearly two weeks after their SUV got stranded in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

"Through the days and nights while in the woods, we survived using love and hope in our families," they said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press.

"Our faith in God held our confidence that we would eventually be found. We took note of circling aircraft, available water resources, the supplies we had with us. These factors eased our mind and allowed us to stay alive for thirteen long days."

Lee Wright, 56, and her sister Leslie Roy, 52, were visiting family in Ishpeming and heading down Crisp Point Road just a few miles west of the lighthouse when their vehicle became stuck. They never made it to the Mackinaw City hotel as planned, and soon enough their families — from Oklahoma and Nebraska, respectively — had contacted the state police and began searching for them.

After many days of searching rescuers spotted a glimmer off the SUV's windshield, and hovered nearby.

That's when Wright and Roy knew help had come, and they got out of the vehicle and began waving their hands and arms.

"When we pulled up, they grabbed their purses and Lee Wright clutched onto her Bible and both women were very happy," Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker told the The Grand Rapids Press. "It was hugs all around."

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Two sisters survived on girl scout cookies, cheese puffs, melted snow, and the Bible for nearly two weeks after their SUV got stranded in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
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