Mass. teen skier released from Maine hospital

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March 6, 2013, 9:34 am
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(NECN: Amy Sinclair, Farmington, Maine) - Nicholas Joy was released from Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine Wednesday morning. The 17-year-old was being observed there after being lost on Sugarloaf Mountain for two days.

His mother and father were with himin the hospital room. He is presumably heading home to Medford, Mass.

After getting lost skiing, Joy had very few injuries. The teen walked off the mountain after spending two nights in a snow cave he made himself.

He drank water from a nearby stream. The temperatures overnight were in the teens.

Joy was rescued by a fire captain from Warwick, Mass. on a snowmobile.

The teen suffered no frostbite. Wardens were concerned that he may have been injured after skiing, leaving him succeptible to frostbite or hypothermia.

He was admitted to the hospital for observation and rehydration. He was described as being utterly exhausted.

The family wished to head home privately. People who wanted to see the survivor for themselves were disappointed not to see him as he left the hospital.

NECN reporter Amy Sinclair has more.

Tags: maine, massachusetts, Amy Sinclair, Sugarloaf, Farmington, Medford, skier, Nicholas Joy
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