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A teenage skier from Medford, Massachusetts was found on a trail near Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain after surviving two days in the wild, snowy terrain.
According to Fox News, Nicholas Joy, 17, roamed away from his father while skiing at Sugarloaf and soon found himself lost. The teen survived by building an igloo for shelter and drinking from a stream.
An official search party was out looking for Joy when a snowmobiler not part of the party found him on Tuesday morning. Joy was taken to a hospital nearby.
Sugarloaf ski patrol, Navy SEALs, U.S. Marines and U.S. Border Patrol had been searching for Joy for two days. At times, the search had to be suspended due to poor weather conditions.
Kevin Adam, the search coordinator, told Fox News that the teen was in “remarkably good shape. But he did the right thing in building a snow cave, and obviously he's still alive to talk about it, so he made some good decisions.”
John Diller, general manager of Sugar Loaf mountain told The Boston Herald that Joy had been a fan of survival shows and that may have helped him.