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2 sisters stranded 13 days in Michigan woods survived on 'love' for family, supplies in SUV

Members of the Baltimore Police Department walk near the intersection where Freddie Gray was arrested, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Members of the Baltimore Police Department walk near the intersection where Freddie Gray was arrested, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

Two sisters say they survived in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on love for their family, melted snow and the Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs they had in their snow-crippled SUV.

Leslie Roy and Lee Marie Wright said in a statement Saturday that "through the days and nights while in the woods" those and other things helped them "to stay alive for 13 long days."

The 52-year-old Roy from Nebraska and 56-year-old Wright from Oklahoma were found Friday by a police helicopter pilot who noticed a reflection off their SUV.

The area has no cellphone service.

The sisters got stuck about 3 miles from Lake Superior after visiting relatives. They wore layers of clothing and drank melted snow during the ordeal.