Women survive after five days lost in California wilderness

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CALIFORNIA — Two women are safe after surviving in the wilderness of California for five days.

Laura Sherman, 57, and Denise Diaz, 56, were on a road trip to Coyote Springs when they read about a lake off a trail.

They turned off the road for a quick trip, but soon realized they were lost.

The women dealt with hot, dry conditions as they wandered through thorny brush for five days.

All they had were two bottles of water, some granola and a towel.

On the fifth day, the friends spotted two cowboys tending to their herd.

A sheriff's helicopter pulled the women out of the wilderness.