Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber speaks firsthand to the Daily Advertiser about the discovery of his daughter and babysitter earlier this week.

After realizing they were missing late Monday afternoon, a search party was able to locate the girls on Tuesday morning after they spent the night in an area that experts described as nearly uninhabitable and fraught with huge alligators, mosquitos and the most snakes they had ever seen.

Garber sat with The Daily Advertiser and described the stressful search along with the numerous clues that ultimately led to their safe discovery.

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