Kelsi Andrews-Sharer is back in Lewis Center, days after being rescued with her sisters in the Wyoming wilderness.
The Andrews-Sharer family participated in a press conference Friday, thanking those who helped search for the three sisters in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Eric Andrews-Sharer credited daughters Kelsi, 16; Megan, 25; and Erin, 22; for staying put, having the proper equipment, and “doing everything right.”
Megan said the sisters had several plans for their back country hike on June 30, but they did not return to their car by July 5, prompting search teams to go looking for them on July 7. Erin said the sisters’ faith is what kept them going, and signs like a rainbow let them know God was looking after them.
Kelsi, a junior at Olentangy High School, did not speak during the news conference, but smiled throughout. She was the sister that was seen wearing a white raincoat by a back country guide on July 8, who alerted the sheriff’s department. The sisters were spotted by a helicopter seven miles away from their SUV on July 9, and reunited with their father.
Olentangy Local Schools Superintendent Wade Lucas, who talks about “good things” at Olentangy school board meetings, said on July 9 that the rescue of Kelsi and her sisters was “a great thing.”Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.