Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home > Topics > Survivability
February 22, 2012

3 teens in Colo. burn snowmobile to stay warm

Teens burned firewood and eventually threw match into gas tank of one of the machines to keep warm

The Associated Press

CRAIG, Colo. — 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.

KUSA-TV (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.

Associated PressCopyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Two of the youths were treated for minor injuries and sent home.

Comments
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of EMS1.com or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking plugins in your browser. All comments must comply with our Member Commenting Policy.
No comments

EMS1 Offers

We Recommend...

Connect with EMS1

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google+

Get the #1 EMS eNewsletter

Fire Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips, columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
Enter Email
See Sample

Online Campus Both

Survivability Videos