CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – Three teenagers stuck for a night in Colorado’s mountains during a blizzard survived by burning what they could, including their snowmobile.
The trio got stuck in the Routt National Forest during a snowmobiling trip.
http://on9news.tv/wAqkFb) reports 17-year-olds Justin McAlexander and Jessie Burke and 13-year-old Mason Burke were stranded Sunday north of Craig when their snowmobiles got caught in 2 to 3 feet of snow.
They burned firewood and eventually threw a match in the gas tank of one of the machines to keep warm.
Crews reached the boys around 8 a.m. Monday, about 15 hours after a search began.
Two of the youths were treated for minor injuries and sent home.
Information from: KUSA-TV,
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)