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2 Minn. snowmobilers lost at night are found safe next morning

  • Associated Press
  • January 21, 2013 - 7:06 PM

VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK, Minn. - Two snowmobilers who went missing in northern Minnesota have been found safe after they spent a frigid night in an unheated boathouse.

A Hibbing Daily Tribune report ( http://bit.ly/VfOVLR) says the two Hibbing men were snowmobiling in Voyageurs National Park. They were expected to return home late Saturday. When they didn't show up, a rescue squad began searching for them Sunday about 3:30 a.m.

As officers were checking local resorts and hotels, the men made their way back to the Ash River Trail at 9:30 a.m.

They told authorities they got lost after getting disoriented in the blowing, drifting snow. They took refuge in the park's boathouse.

One man had sustained a minor back injury. Neither man required hospitalization.

Their names haven't been released.

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Information from: The Daily Tribune, http://www.hibbingmn.com/placed/

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