Missing snowboarders rescued at Maine ski resort

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CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Officials say four teenage snowboarders have been found alive and well after spending the night in the woods at the Sugarloaf ski area in Maine.

Officials say a group of three snowboarders plus another boarder who was on his own went out of bounds on the back side of the mountain late Sunday afternoon.

Eighteen-year-old Luke Poisson, of Lewiston, was found about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Three others — 18-year-old Cory Koop of North Pole, Alaska; 19-year-old Machali Belluscio of Keene, N.H.; and 15-year-old Aaron Nadeau of New Portland — were located a short time later.

The search by the Maine Warden Service and the Sugarloaf ski patrol was hampered by high winds and more than 5 feet of new snow that has fallen since Wednesday.

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