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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Autistic teen rescued at NM national monument -

Search and rescue workers on Monday found an autistic teenager who had wandered away from his family during a weekend outing at White Sands National Monument and spent the night among the sand dunes with no food or water.

The rescue came a week after a successful search for an Oklahoma couple who got lost at the monument while trying to hike back to their vehicle after the man proposed.

Monument officials said the autistic 15-year-old was spotted midmorning by a U.S. Air Force Blackhawk helicopter. He was walking in the dunes about six miles from where he was last seen.

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