Adventurist Bear Grylls: Joy did everything right
MEDFORD, Mass. (WHDH) -- Bear Grylls, the British adventurist whose popular TV show “Man vs. Wild” may have saved a 17-year-old from Medford, spoke about the teen’s harrowing ordeal Wednesday.
Nicholas Joy was lost for two nights on a mountain at the Sugarloaf ski resort and thanked Grylls’ show for teaching him how to survive while he was lost.
“First off I’m super impressed he made it out and relieved, and congratulations to him,” Grylls said.
7News called Grylls in New Zealand and talked about Joy's experience.
“People often underestimate how demanding it is being out in the wild like that especially in a cold environment. But he did everything right; he dug a snow cave. And one of the biggest killers on a mountain is bad weather. Number one priority is survival with protection,” Grylls told 7News.
The teen is back home and received a welcoming party Wednesday put together by family and friends who are still very thankful.
“It was a little overwhelming anticipating all of this, but you saw how he came in. He’s quiet, but he’s good. He’s very, very good,” said Donna Joy, Nicholas’ mother.
And Bear Grylls had some advice for us to pass along to Joy:
“Next time, don't get lost!” Grylls said.