Feb 4, 2010 12:52 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Snowboarders use snow cave to survive night

Two snowboarders are home without injury after getting lost and spending the night in a snow cave.

The Vail Mountain Rescue Group says Christin Morton of Silverthorne and Ben Engelsen of Hampton, Virginia, were tired but otherwise OK when rescuers found them Wednesday morning.

The snowboarders, both 25, went missing Tuesday afternoon after leaving for a snowboarding trip. The snowboarders sent a friend a text message that night saying they were stuck but had started a camp fire.

Rescuers told the boarders to call 911 so their location could be determined. By the next morning rescuers reached the snowboarders and found them safe.


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