Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Son Follows Dad to Safety.(Final)

Byline: Chris Vogel Journal Staff Writer

Pair Found After Night in Canyon

It took him almost two days, but Rory McClannahan finally followed his father's footsteps to safety.

McClannahan, 38, and his father, Michael McClannahan, 65, had planned to do a little off-road motorcycling Monday north of Cochiti Pueblo near Bland Canyon, but the men soon descended into a gorge that they could not ride out of and that was difficult to climb out of on foot.

The State Police Search and Rescue team was notified they were missing Monday evening and that night found the McClannahans' pickup parked near Bland Canyon off Forrest Road 268. The team began searching for the father and son Tuesday morning. …

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