Snowmobilers Survive Night Stuck in Freezing Temps

By Arden Dier, Newser Staff

December 27, 2016

NewserThree snowmobilers survived Christmas night outside in below zero temperatures without emergency supplies in a scenario a Maine Warden Service rep notes "could have turned out much worse." Dorothy Gould, Valerie Morrow, and Alice Meadow—who'd been camping near Millinocket, Maine—were snowmobiling toward Kokadjo on Sunday evening when two of their snowmobiles got stuck, Cpl. John MacDonald says, per the Portland Press Herald

Gould, 62, then went in search of help but became lost and ran out of gas. An "intense search" involving 12 game wardens and two aircraft was launched after the women were reported missing around 2:30am Monday. Morrow and Meadow, both in their 50s, were later found "cold and hungry" but safe on a trail.

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