FOUND: Young Girls Missing In Wooded Area Of Humboldt County

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The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said they were notified of their disappearance around 6pm after the mother and neighbors tried to search for the girls themselves.

Search and Rescue Teams came from all over California yesterday and today to assist in the search for Leia and Caroline Carrico, two Humboldt County girls that went missing Friday afternoon but were located Sunday morning in the hills about a mile and half from their home.

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.

The girls, 5 and 8, were last seen outside of their home in Benbow about 2:30 p.m. She told them no. "Caroline and Leia have been found safe and sound in southern Humboldt", Humboldt County Sheriff, William Honsal said at a press conference.

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On Sunday, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office announced that the girls had been found safely after spending more than 48 hours in the woods.

Honsal said first responders provided them with fresh warm clothes and water. "These girls definitely have a survival story to tell". "We could not have had a better outcome than we've had this morning", Honsal said.

"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.

"We found some granola bar wrappers and we were able to confirm with the mom that yes, these are granola bars that (she's) bought in the last few days", said Lt. Mike Fridley, according to the publication.

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It is reported that the two girls asked to go for a walk and were told, "no", by their mother. The firefighters were part of a massive search of a vast and rugged rural area that included a dozen agencies, including the National Guard, helicopters and tracking dogs.

They were cold and dehydrated, but were receiving the appropriate medical attention, he said.

"She melted on the phone", he said.

"As the information comes in we react to it", Fridley said.

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