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Missing Teen Snowmobilers Found

Authorities say they tried to make a fire before hunkering down overnight in a shed



    Missing Teen Snowmobilers Found
    Maine Warden Service

    Authorities say two 15-year-old Rhode Island boys spent the night in below-zero temperatures after their snowmobile got stuck in Maine.

    Wardens say Ty Howard-Gotto and Jonah May from North Smithfield were found unharmed Tuesday morning.

    Wardens say they took a wrong turn after leaving the town of Mexico at 7:30 p.m. Monday for their grandfather's camp in nearby Andover - then their snowmobile became stuck. Howard-Gotto says they used gas from a shed to start a fire to warm up, then spent part of the night wrapped in tarps in a golf cart inside the structure.

    The temperature dipped to 9 degrees below zero, and the wind chill made it feel like 25 below. The boys were found hours later by a passer-by.

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