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Teenage Snowboarders Burned Homework to Survive

A helicopter found the boys after they spent a night lost in the snow outside Canadian resort.

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Two teenagers survived a cold night nearby a Canadian ski resort on Monday. The 16-year-old snowboarders were reported missing Sunday evening after they failed to return from a day of snowboarding at Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, British Columbia. 

Ten searchers went out on Sunday night, but were unable to locate the boys, according to a press release from Nelson Search and Rescue. A helicopter spotted the pair on Monday morning in a valley just south of the resort, and they were airlifted to safety. The teens were reportedly unharmed. 

Temperatures dipped into the low teens, and the snowboarders kept warm by building a shelter and fire, CNN reported. According to CNN, the teenagers burned homework they had brought in a backpack to keep warm. 

The names of the snowboarders have not been released.