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Wis. snowmobiler rescued after 2 nights in forest

Published On: Jan 23 2013 01:58:54 PM CST
DULUTH, Minn. -

A snowmobiler from Superior, Wis., is recovering in a Duluth, Minn., hospital after spending two nights in subzero cold in the forest on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.

Craig Friebe said he was riding up the frozen Nemadji River early Saturday when he ran out of gas. He would spend over 48 hours trying to find his way back to civilization before he came upon a bridge at daylight Monday, when it was about 15 degrees below zero, and waited until a snowplow driver happened by and summoned help for him.

He and his wife, Becky, are sharing their stories on the website CaringBridge.org. She writes that he was in fair condition, still "defrosting," and was "in a lot of pain" as of Tuesday. But she said he's in good spirits.

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