2 young sisters survive 44 hours alone in California woods

The sisters, 8 and 5 years old, were reunited with their family after their disappearance sparked a search across a rugged and hilly region near Sacramento.
2:52 | 03/04/19

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Now the story you were talking about, George. Amazing. Survival story. Two young sisters, 5 and 8 years old, vanishing for 44 hours, sparking a search across a rugged and hilly region. They're safe. Back with their family. Will Carr is in northern California with the incredible details. Good morning, will. Reporter: Good morning, robin. People here are still trying the wrap their minds and the fact that these girls weren't hurt or worse. This entire area is filled with thick, unforgiving terrain. That's what the girls were caught in for almost two days without food. The sheriff says it was a miracle that they were found safe and sound. After being lost for 44 hours in the rugged northern California woods, two young sisters are rushed into their parents' arms. Yes, we found them, and I am so happy! Reporter: First, 8-year-old Caroline getting a big hug from her dad. Then her 5-year-old sister, Leia, wrapped into an emergency blapt, hoisted into her mother's tight embrace. To see the kids safe and sound was an emotional release. Reporter: The Carrico sisters left their house. They wanted to get out of the the mom said wait. Just give me a couple of minutes. The kids didn't wait. Reporter: On their own, they got lost. More than 200 people scoured the wooded area. Using 12 K-9s and a blackhawk helicopter. After almost two days, two volunteer firefighters tracked the girls' boot pripts. Found them almost a mile and half from home, deep in the woods. Their mother talking briefly to a reporter after hearing the good new. My girls are found and alive. I'm going to them now. Soy can't speak to you. Thank you for everything you did. It was pretty emotional when we knew they were found alive. The searchers, everyone let out a yell. And a high-five. Reporter: Dehydrated, the girls relied on 4-h outdoor survival training. They were smart enough to stay underneath the canopy. The tall trees. They hiked to this location. They stopped when they knew that they were lost. They were anxious to see their parent. They brought them down off of the hill on the quads that they were drove up there. And they're reunited with at the bottom of the hill. Reporter: After this emotional reunion, the girls were rushed to a local hospital where they shared a bed. Their cheeks red. Their parents elated. The girls actually lost their voices after screaming for help for so long. And this morning, the two men who found them are getting a lot of credit around here, guys? And they deserve a lot of credit, too, as well. Thank you, will.

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