A search is underway in Humboldt County for two missing girls who are believed to have walked away from their home Friday afternoon, authorities say. 

Caroline Carrico,5, and Leia Carrico,8, were last seen around 2:30 p.m. outside their home in the 3000 block of Twin Trees Road in Benbow, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. 

Authorities say the girl walked off into a wooded area near their home. 

Deputies learned of the girls’ disappearance at about 6 p.m. that day. 

Sheriff’s Special Services deputies, Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue, and CAL FIRE crews responded and conducted an initial search of the area throughout the night.

Crews continued to look for the girls through Saturday. 

Caroline Rose Carrico is described as a white female, 3 feet 6 inches tall, 40 pounds, with hazel eyes and blonde hair with bright purple streaks. She was last seen wearing a maroon rain jacket with white horses, blue jeans and pink boots.

Leia Dorice Carrico is described as a white female, 4 feet 2 inches tall, 85 pounds, with hazel eyes and blonde hair, with a large freckle on her left cheek. She was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded long sleeve shirt and purple rain boots.

The search area consists of steep, heavily wooded terrain.

A public tip line has been established for any information regarding the possible whereabouts of Caroline and Leia Carrico at (707) 441-5000.