WBZ-TV reported the Maine Warden Service will not charge Nicholas Joy, the 17-year-old Medford skier who spent two nights lost at Sugarloaf ski area last week, for the cost of his rescue, which may end up north of $10,000.
A warden spokesman told WBZ Joy was "neither reckless nor negligent" after going off a ski trail and lost his way.
Joy went missing at Sugarloaf ski resort March 3 while skiing with his family. A large search effort began in difficult weather conditions and after spending two nights in the woods, Joy emerged, discovered by a snowmobiler.
Joy stayed overnight at a Maine hospital for observation but was otherwise doing well after his experience. Joy reportedly built a snow cave to stay in and survived by using skills he learned on television.