Two teenage boys had some seriously scary moments in the snow after exploring a remote area of the Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts. But after three hours of being stranded and stuck, they were rescued.
The boys, 15, were outside of ski area boundaries in “an extremely remote area” when discovered, the Princeton Fire Department said in a statement.
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Each boy had a cell phone, but their batteries were dying quickly. They managed to call 911 for help.
“They were found with the help of dispatch technology that can target a cell phone signal and lock in GPS coordinates. Their phones were only at 9 percent. They were approximately 2 miles from any civilization,” the Princeton Fire Department said on Facebook.
Skiers Rescued After Being Trapped for 3 Hours
Princeton Fire chief John Bennett told WCVB the boys had been stuck in the snow for three hours.
“I was worried.I was looking at it on my way here responding, and that’s in the middle of nowhere,” Bennett said. “It’s on old fire roads on the back side of the mountain. So they had gotten a long way from the ski area.”
Ambulances were on standby, but the boys decided they didn’t need any emergency care or to go to the hospital. So they were just released to their families following the rescue.
“Personnel battled the elements, darkness and dangerous snow pack,” the Princeton Fire Department wrote on social media. “This could have ended tragically but these boys are very lucky and used their heads and shared body heat to survive.”