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Canadian Teen Snowboarders Who Were Stranded on a Mountain Overnight Reportedly Burned Their Homework to Stay Warm

Olawale Ogunjimi
Jan 19, 2020
12:30 P.M.

The beauty of resourcefulness is that almost anything can be used, even your homework. Homework inevitably came in handy for these two teenage boys.

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On January 5, NSAR reported in a press release that two teens who were stranded on a mountain overnight burned their homework to stay warm.

In the case of two young 16-year-old boys, their homework proved to be very handy as it helped them get through a terrible snowstorm while being stuck on a Mountain.

Heavy snowfall over forest | Photo: Shutterstock

Heavy snowfall over forest | Photo: Shutterstock

HOMEWORK IS USEFUL

Trouble started when the teenagers who had gone skiing on an out-of-bounds area near the Whitewater Ski Resort did not return as at when due. The owners of the resort then alerted the rescue team when they could not locate the boys. Rescuers said,

"One young person had homework in his backpack, and that definitely helped keep the fire going."

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The teenagers decided that to stay warm, they had to burn their homework. The duo started a fire and kept it burning by using their homework as fuel.

A truck stuck in a snowstorm | Photo: Shutterstock

A truck stuck in a snowstorm | Photo: Shutterstock

MAKING GOOD DECISIONS

Rescuers who were able to get to the boys after a prolonged two days search commended the boys for making right decisions; such as staying put and trying to keep warm.

Nelson RCMP had received a call around 6:30 pm on Sunday and had responded immediately, spending almost two days before spotting the boys from their helicopter.

The boys were wise enough to have created a shelter to keep them from the snowy wind making it easier for the rescue team to find them. They also decided not to continue down the slope, a decision the rescuers admired.

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A man clearing a blizzard | Photo: Shutterstock

A man clearing a blizzard | Photo: Shutterstock

THEIR FAMILIES ARE THANKFUL FOR THE SWIFT RESPONSE

Families, friends, and well-wishers were quick to show their appreciation to the rescue team for their immediate and swift effort to rescue the boys. A comment on the post of the press release by the South Columbia Search and Rescue read,

"Glad to hear the subjects are home safe and sound now. Thanks, Nelson Search and Rescue."

Nelson RCMP had received a call around 6:30 pm on Sunday and had responded immediately, spending almost two days before spotting the boys from their helicopter.

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CAUTION IN SNOWY WEATHERS

With recent changes in the climate, there have been prolonged cases of winter storms, and adventurers are advised to be cautious.

Rescue teams advise that adventurers be wary of sloppy parts of the mountains to prevent getting lost in the storm.

A woman traveling during a blizzard | Photo: Shutterstock

A woman traveling during a blizzard | Photo: Shutterstock

It is not only humans who can get lost in stormy weather. Recently in Utah, some puppies were rescued by snowmobilers who came across them.

The snowmobilers came across the litter while riding around. Although the pups were rescued, sadly, their mother could not be saved.

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