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Payson Father, Two Sons, Rescued From Southern Utah Canyon

A PAYSON MAN -- AND HIS 8- AND 11-YEAR-OLD SONS -- ARE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE, AFTER SURVIVING THREE DAYS IN A SOUTHERN UTAH CANYON.

JASON KNIGHT -- AND HIS BOYS -- HAD PLANNED JUST A DAY HIKE, THURSDAY... IN A MILD CANYON.

BUT WHEN TOOK A WRONG TURN, THE THREE ENDED UP IN A MUCH MORE STEEP AND DANGEROUS CANYON... WHERE THREE PEOPLE HAVE DIED, PREVIOUSLY.

WHEN THEY DIDN'T GET HOME ON TIME, KNIGHT'S WIFE CALLED SEARCH AND RESCUE.

A PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT HELICOPTER FIRST SPOTTED THE BOYS -- IN A CAVE, WHERE THEIR DAD HAD TOLD THEM TO STAY.

ABOUT A HALF HOUR LATER, THEY FOUND THE FATHER... WHO HAD BEEN TRYING TO FIND ANOTHER ROUTE, OUT OF THE CANYON.

THE THREE SURVIVED ON LIMITED WATER -- AND ONE GRANOLA BAR -- FOR THREE DAYS.

 

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