‘Happy Thoughts’ Helped Lost California Girls Survive Ordeal

Leia Carrico, 8, and her 5-year-old sister Caroline, were lost in a dense Northern California forest for nearly two days.

  • Published 5 March 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two girls who were lost in a dense Northern California forest for nearly two days say they survived frigid nights by huddling under a tree branch and a huckleberry bush and by thinking “happy thoughts.” Leia Carrico, 8, and her 5-year-old sister Caroline, said in an interview Monday they went on a hike last Friday past a marker that their parents told them not to pass because they wanted an adventure…

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