Teenagers Burn Snowmobile to Survive Blizzard

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – Three teenagers stuck for a night in a blizzard survived by burning what they could, including their snowmobile.

The three teens got stuck in the Routt National Forest during a snowmobiling trip.

Justin McAlexander, Jessie Burke and Mason Burke got stranded on Sunday. They were supposed to return home by 5 that evening, but their snowmobiles got caught in 2 to 3 feet of snow.

Crews finally reached the three boys at about 8 a.m. Monday, about 15 hours after a search began.

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