Two sisters were lost in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for two weeks and survived by eating Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs. The sisters, Lee Wright, 56, and Leslie Roy, 52, were rescued by a helicopter on Friday after their vehicle was spotted on a two-track road in Luce County. Police said the ladies appeared to be weak, but in good spirits.
The sisters were visiting family in Ishpeming and were traveling back to Mackinaw City for the night when their Ford Explorer got stuck in the snow on April 11th. They have been stuck ever since with no cell phone service, with only eight boxes of Girl Scout cookies and a bag of cheese puffs to eat and melted snow to drink.
Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker, who happened to be one of the rescuers aboard the helicopter, said, “It is unbelievably remarkable. They had multiple layers of clothes on and they were rationing their food.”
The women had mentioned to family that they might visit Tahquamenon Falls, which is why policed honed in on this area. This was the second day of searching using the helicopter and they spotted a glare in the woods, which was the hood of the sisters’ vehicle. They landed the helicopter and hiked for 25 minutes before reaching Wright and Roy.
Marker said, “When we pulled up, they grabbed their purses and Lee Wright clutched onto her Bible and both women were very happy. It was hugs all around.”