A 17-year-old boy who spent the weekend with friends on a snowmobile ride near the Canadian site 100 Mile House, lost the group and got lost. As a result, he had to spend a night in the freezing cold.
The boy made several attempts to find his way back, but it failed. “When he realized he didnt know where he was, he put his snowmobile in an open area,” said James Seeley of South Cariboo Search and Rescue to CTV. “Then he himself went to a place with trees and made a snow cave there, so that he was protected from the cold and the wind.”
His friends could not find him after a short search and turned to help via a satellite phone. “They saw it soon darkening and knew that they would not be able to find their friend.”
A search team managed to find the boy after a few hours. “When the members of our search team were with him, he sat in his hiding place with water and food. This boy made our job a little easier by staying in one place and having some survival knowledge,” says Seeley. “Everyone did everything right, they were smart.”
The temperature in the area at night can drop to -15.