Missing Girls Did The Right Thing - Hug a Tree

Posted: 2019-07-16 07:48:12 By: hbr

The OPP Canine Unit located two missing girls in Algonquin Park yesterday in good health and were later reunited with their families, who had travelled to the area.

Police say the girls had made it about a quarter of the way toward their destination when they realized they had left the trail and were lost. They drew on their education about being in the forest and practiced the message of "hug a tree". When lost in the forest it is always best to stop and stay where you are, rather than continuing on, possibly farther from any trails and potential rescue.

The girls, despite becoming lost, did the right things by staying put and rationing their food and water. They had a tent and other camping equipment and limited supplies.