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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Surviving a Freezing Night In a Snow Cave

Knowing he was lost, a father makes some good decissions to survive a freezing night in a snow cave.  From the Bend Bulletin.

By Dylan J. Darling / The BulletinPublished: February 26. 2013 4:00AM PST
Lost, tired and cold, Hunter Chase Abney said he kept telling himself to stay calm throughout a chilly night in a snow cave with his dad.

He tried to focus on one thought.

“I just kept thinking about the story I would tell when I got back to school," said Abney, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Sky View Middle School.

Hunter and his father, Eric William Abney, 40, both of Bend, had set out for what they planned to be a two-hour snowmobile ride early Sunday afternoon from Edison Butte Sno-park southwest of town. But they took a wrong turn, became lost and eventually ran out of gas in both of their snowmobiles — first Eric Abney’s and then Hunter’s after he gave his dad a tow.

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