Three sisters from the Midwest missing on a trek in the Wyoming wilderness for days were found by search teams Thursday, and they are okay.
“The girls were found by search teams and are in a helicopter on their way back to civilization to reunite with the family. They are okay, we have no other news beyond that for now. Thank you again to friends and family for support, and again we please ask for respect and privacy from media,” said an update on a blog dedicated to finding the trio.
Megan Margaret Andrews-Sharer, 25, of Milwaukee; Erin Andrews-Sharer, 22, of Columbus, Ohio; and Kelsi Andrews-Sharer, 16, also of Columbus, are experienced in backcountry trekking but didn’t return on Tuesday as planned. They left on June 28 and spoke with a U.S. Forest Service employee before they left, the Associated Press reported.
On Thursday, more than 60 people searched on horseback, foot and with tracking dogs along with two helicopters to find the girls. Their vehicle was located Wednesday in Bridger-Teton National Forest, about 25 miles southeast of Jackson. Officials said it’s easy for even experienced trekkers to make a wrong turn and veer off course.