CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 17-year-old skier missing since Sunday from the Sugarloaf ski area was found alive Tuesday morning and told rescuers he built a snow shelter when he realized he was lost, according to the Maine Warden Service.
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Missing skier Nicholas Joy, 17, of Medford, Mass., is led to an ambulance Tuesday morning after spending two nights lost near the Sugaloaf ski area.
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Donna Joy becomes emotional as she reflects on the two days her son Nicolas Joy, 17, was missing on Sugarloaf Mountain as she speaks to media at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington on Tuesday.
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Nicholas Joy, of Medford, Mass., said he likes to watch survival shows on television and that may be how he learned to make the snow cave, said Sugarloaf General Manager John Diller.
Joy was found around 9 a.m. near Caribou Pond Road, a snowmobile trail on the west side of the ski area. He was conscious and alert, and was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington for evaluation, according to the warden service.
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