The Carrico sisters were getting impatient.
After days of heavy rain in Humboldt County, Calif., the sky was finally clear Friday afternoon. Leia, 8, and Caroline, 5, were eager to play outside and hike through the woods that border Richardson Grove State Park by their Northern California home.
But their mom, Misty Carrico, wasn’t quite ready, so she asked them to wait as she finished up chores, she later told authorities.
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