Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Snowmobilers Rescue Man Stranded in Van.(Metropolitan)


A sightseeing drive turned into an ordeal for a Rio Rancho man who got lost Thursday in Truchas, between Taos and Espanola.

Prentice Dudley, 72, spent three nights stranded in his minivan that was stuck in the snow before he was rescued on a mountain road by two snowmobilers at around noon Sunday.

Dudley's wife, Yvonne, said Monday her husband was not hurt, but he was exhausted and sleeping after being lost for so long.

"I think he turned right when he should have turned left," she said. …

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