3 Sisters Missing in Wilderness Found

They set out June 28, didn't return when expected
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
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Posted Jul 9, 2015 10:32 AM CDT
Updated Jul 9, 2015 12:28 PM CDT
Megan Margaret Andrews-Sharer, center, with sisters Erin, right, and Kelsi.   (Uncredited)

(Newser) – Searchers combing the Wyoming wilderness for three missing Midwestern sisters this morning found the women; they were cold and hungry but otherwise healthy. ABC News reports the Andrews-Sharer sisters set out on June 28 to hike and camp outside Jackson Hole, and the search for them began Tuesday after they failed to show up in Chicago as planned. Their vehicle was found yesterday at a wilderness trailhead in Bridger-Teton National Forest, and a helicopter today spotted 25-year-old Megan Margaret of Milwaukee and 22-year-old Erin and 16-year-old Kelsi, both of Columbus, Ohio, in that forest.

"The helicopter is flying them to the Swift Creek Trailhead, where the girls' father is, and he'll be driving them out," said the search spokeswoman. Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen previously said the sisters were well-prepared for the trip and have backcountry experience; ABC News reports it's thought they packed food for roughly five days. (Read more camping stories.)

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