Lost California Sisters Credit Forest Survival to 4-H Training

There were cheers and tears for two sisters who were found after being lost for 44 hours in a dense and freezing California forest. Authorities are crediting the girls’ survival to training they got at the local 4-H Club, which stands for head, heart, hands and health. The Carrico sisters knew from 4-H how to stay hydrated by licking moisture off leaves, and they sought shelter under thick overgrowth. They stayed in place as soon as they realized they were lost, instead of going further into the woods.