Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard, who were held captive by abductors at a young age, said they were elated by the women’s rescue.
‘‘We need to have constant vigilance, constantly keep our eyes open and ears open because miracles do happen,’’ Smart said on ABC’s ‘‘Good Morning America.’’
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CEO, John Ryan, said Berry, DeJesus and Knight likely would be honored by his group.
‘‘I think they’re going to be at the top of the list,’’ he said.
Associated Press writers Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Jesse Washington in Cleveland, Dan Sewell in Cincinnati, John Seewer in Toledo, Mitch Stacy in Columbus and Holly Ramer in Concord, N.H., contributed to this report.