Neighbors relieved Medford teen found safe
MEDFORD, Mass. (WHDH) -- Neighbors of a 17-year-old boy who was found on Sugarloaf Mountain after two days were relieved to hear the boy was doing okay.
Nicholas Joy went missing Sunday afternoon and was found Tuesday morning by a snowmobiler.
Joy’s neighbors on Carolina Street said they never gave up hope he would be found.
“Relieved that the family found him. We’re just very happy for them,” said Lena Azizi, a neighbor.
Joy’s grandmother couldn’t be happier about the news.
“Unbelievable. Best thing, best news. He’s going to be the toast of the town,” said Dorothy Quattrocchi, Joy’s grandmother.
Joy’s aunt said even though the search effort was many miles away in Maine, the family never gave up hope back home in Medford.
“You have your triumphs and your tragedies and we wanted this to turn into a triumph -- and not a tragedy,” said Dianne Digirolamo, Joy’s aunt.
Staff and students after Medford High School cheered when they heard the news that Joy was found safe.
“I think everyone’s relieved and feeling good to know that he was found and now we need to make sure that Nick is feeling good; physically okay, psychologically okay so he can come back to school and resume his normal life,” said Roy Belson, Superintendent of Medford Schools.
Joy’s neighbors said they are excited to welcome him home with open arms.