They were expected to be reunited with their parents on Sunday afternoon.
Police in the U.S. are searching for two missing sisters who disappeared after walking off into the woods near their California home.
Caroline Carrico, 5, and Leia Carrico, 8, were last seen around 2:30 p.m. on Friday outside of their home on the 3000 block of Twin Trees Road in Benbow.
More than 100 law enforcement personnel are searching for the two young sisters who've been missing from their Northern California home since Friday, March 1, 2019, last seen around 2:30 p.m. Friday outside their home in Benbow, a small community about 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of Sacramento. "Caroline and Leia have been found safe and sound in southern Humboldt", Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said at a press conference. "How they were out there for 44 hours is pretty unbelievable". She was last seen wearing a maroon rain jacket with white horses, blue jeans and pink rain boots.
"With the help of the volunteer search and rescue, technical rescue, Sheriff's office, local volunteers, and multiple other agencies my girls were found after 44 hours".
Wilderness training may have played a role in the survival of two sisters, ages 5 and 8, who were found safe Sunday after spending 44 hours in California woods, police say. They also were wearing boots and had eaten granola bars at some point while they were missing, he said.More news: The Sunday Edition: President Donald Trump Tweetstorm
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Honsal said first responders provided them with fresh warm clothes and water.
Fridley said he was the one who got to call the girls' mother and tell them her daughters were alive. "To have a positive outcome like this is just absolutely incredible..."
"I have to tell you that when we go the first word that the kids may be safe, there was still a question mark in a lot of people's minds", Fennell said.
"These girls have defiantly a survival story to tell and we're definitely looking forward to hear it from them", he said.
She said "no" but noticed soon after that the girls were gone.
Lieutenant Mike Fridley was in charge of the search operation and said he was the one to break the news to the girls' mother.