Nicholas Joy. Image courtesy of WLBZ.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) - Maine wardens say a 17-year-old skier who was found alive and well at Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort survived two nights in the wild by building a snow cave for shelter while walking toward the sound of snowmobiles during the day.
The Maine Warden Service says a snowmobiler found Nicholas Joy, of Medford, Mass., Tuesday morning on a trail off the western side of Sugarloaf Mountain. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Joy was reported missing Sunday afternoon after he and his father took separate trails from the top and he failed to show up at the bottom.
Wardens say Joseph Paul, a snowmobiler from Warwick, Mass., who was not part of the search party, found the boy.
Sugarloaf General Manager John Diller says Joy and his parents had a tearful reunion.
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