By NBC News
Updated: July 9, 2015 1:41 PM ET

Three sisters who disappeared while backpacking in the Wyoming backcountry were found alive Thursday — cold and hungry but healthy, according to search and rescue officials.

Officials said a helicopter spotted three people matching the description of Megan, Erin, and Kelsi Andrews-Sharer in the wilderness just after 10 a.m. local time.

The sisters, originally from Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, left for their extended camping trip in Grand Teton National Park on June 28 and were supposed to return home Tuesday, the Teton County Sheriff’s Office said…

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