HANCOCK — Two cousins who spent the night lost in the woods in Hancock have been found safe.

The Maine Warden Service says 12-year-old Selena Alley and her 15-year-old cousin, Amanda Alley, were found around 7 a.m. today about 3,000 feet from their home. The pair had gone for a walk in the woods around 5 p.m. Friday and were reported missing around midnight.

Game wardens, sheriff’s deputies and state police officers searched for the girls through the night, and the search was expanded this morning with a plane and helicopter.

Officials say the girls had some bug bites but were otherwise fine. They say the girls stopped once they realized they were safe, made a shelter and tried to make a fire.

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