CRISP POINT, Mich. (AP) — 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.
A pilot noticed a reflection off the Ford Explorer and landed the police helicopter on shore, finally ending the women’s unexpected wilderness adventure. Leslie Roy, 52, and Lee Marie Wright, 56, were examined at a hospital and released.
“It was sheer joy,” Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker told The Associated Press, describing their reaction to the rescue. “It was almost disbelief that it was finally happening.”
Roy of Valley, Nebraska, and Wright of Depew, Oklahoma, got stuck about three miles from Crisp Point Lighthouse in Luce County in the Upper Peninsula. They had been visiting relatives in Ishpeming, in another part of the peninsula, and were planning to head south on April 11.