Two teenage girls who went missing while camping in Algonquin Park have been reunited with their families after spending more than three days lost in the woods.

Provincial police spokesman Bill Dickson says the 16-year-olds were last seen on Thursday and got lost after accidentally leaving a trail where they were hiking.

The group they were camping with reported them missing a day later.

A search party that had swelled to 100 volunteers and police officers found them earlier today.

Dickson says the girls did everything right — as soon as they realized they were lost, they stayed put rather than trying to find their way back.

He says that’s important because often, people end up wandering even farther away rather than retracing their steps.

The girls also rationed what little food and water they had.

He says they had a tent and some camping supplies with them.

(The Canadian Press)