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Missing conference center guest found next evening unharmed

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)–A Glorieta (N.M.) Conference Center guest reported missing on Feb. 14 was located on a trail in Glorieta Canyon in good physical condition and in good sprits on Feb. 15.
David Swallow from Fort Worth, Texas, had gone into the National Forest Service property adjacent to Glorieta on a walk with his twin brother, Dale, during the day on Feb. 14. Both men, age 43, have savant syndrome, a condition of both severe handicap and prodigious mental ability. They live together independently and both are employed.
The brothers were on the Glorieta campus with the Union of Messianic Jewish Conference, an organization of Jews who believe in Jesus as the Messiah.
When the men were discovered missing, Glorieta Conference Center contacted the New Mexico State Police who initiated the New Mexico Search and Rescue (NMSAR) operations. NMSAR dispatched teams of volunteers to search for the missing pair.
Dale Swallow was found on campus at approximately 10 p.m. on Feb. 14 by members of his group before the search and rescue teams were mobilized. David Swallow remained missing until approximately 6 p.m. on Feb. 15.
David Swallow said, “the Lord healed” his hunger and the cool temperatures he experienced, and he and his brother thanked the volunteers who searched for him.
John Horton, director of operations for Glorieta, said, “We are grateful that both Dale and David were found in good condition, and we are appreciative for all the search and rescue teams did to locate David.”
Glorieta provided a command center, on-site transportation and meals throughout the search effort for volunteers.