Transcript for Lost Massachusetts Boys Rescued in Swamp
fonzie the stage manager. The swamp rescue. The lost boys and cell phone that saved them. Dan kloeffler is here with the story. Good morning. Good morning to you, dan and bianna. You know like a lot... See More
fonzie the stage manager. The swamp rescue. The lost boys and cell phone that saved them. Dan kloeffler is here with the story. Good morning. Good morning to you, dan and bianna. You know like a lot of kids around the country these two in as much fun as they can on this holiday break, but unfortunately for them, they may have been a bit too ambitious in their search for adventure. Strapped to a stretcher, wrapped tightly inside a survival suit, 12-year-old jake waterman and best friend drew covney will easily have the best what I did over christmas break story this their school. It started harmlessly enough an afternoon hike around the property behind drew's house. I kind of dragged him into it. We decided to go and see if we could find the end. We went deep out in the swamp and there's a lot of water out there. Reporter: As the meandered the temperature started to drop, the sun set and the boys realized they had no idea where they were. Their only hope, jake's cell phone. Called my brother. He thought I was kidding around and thought I was just dumb because I couldn't -- I couldn't find my way home. Reporter: Far from the warm glow of their homes the boy fell into the water. Their frozen shoes too painful to keep on. Our feet were freezing and every time we stood on them it hurt back. I had t-shirts on and I took one off and wrapped it around jake. Reporter: Worries of hypothermia pushed him to call his mom. We figured we'd get it trouble. Reporter: Drew's mom called police immediately. We activated the sirens of our crews to see if they could hear it. They said they could hearit. Reporter: They used their cell phone to play a high stakes game of hot and cold with state police hovering in a helicopter. He played this game where he'd shine his light down. Every time he got closer we'd say hotter. If he was moving farther away from us we'd say colder. Reporter: From there police on the ground finally located the boys and pulled them from their nightmare. They were given the all clear from a nearby hospital where anxious parents had been praying for y ending. Certainly it's the holiday season and having them home is the best gift of all. My brother said he'll give me a survival lesson. Trust me, he doesn't know any more than I do. Wise words. Almost five hours in 9 freezing cold. They finally see their folks. Aside from warm dry clothes you know what they wanted, chicken fingers and fries. They got that as their welcome home meal obviously well deserved, right? Totally reasonable request. Dan kloeffler, appreciate it.
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