Missing teen found alive? Yes, the great news about a missing Massachusetts teen being found alive at Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain is creating a lot of buzz. According to a report from Tuesday (March 5), the 17-year old skier was able to survive two nights in the elements by building a snow cave.
Nicholas Joy was found by a snowmobiler taking part in the search on a trail just west of Sugarloaf Mountain according to the report. He had survived in part because of the shelter that he had built, but also by drinking water from a stream and walking toward the sound of snowmobiles during the day.
This is a pretty remarkable ending to the story because the chances of the missing teen being found a live seemed pretty remote. Weather conditions in the area had gotten pretty bad over the two days that he was missing and at two points the search for him even had to be suspended.
This all took place when Joy inadvertently skied off of a trail that he was on and couldn't make it back to that trail. He had been out skiing with his dad prior to going missing, so the search efforts were able to get underway rather quickly.
It was stated that one or two skiers get lost at Sugarloaf most winters and that there was also a recent story of four snowboarders that got lost for one night and were able to survive. Much like the ending to that story, this one ends with the missing teen being found alive and getting back to his family.
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