Just in from Sugarloaf Maine, Nicholas Joy, age 17, of Medford, Mass, has been found by a snowmobiler this morning, near the Caribou Pond Road, off the western side of Sugarloaf Mountain. Joy had been missing since Sunday afternoon, last seen skiing with his family in the Upper Timberline area and Binder trail of Sugarloaf Mountain. Authorities say he is wet and cold, but okay, he has been brought to an ambulance.
Maine Game Wardens, Sugarloaf Ski Patrol, and dozens of volunteers conducted a vast search of the 400-500 acre area since Sunday. A full press conference on Joy's status is schedule for today at 10:30am.
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