Nation: Search for Michael

Dipping to dangerously low altitudes, the two-engine Dakota carefully traced the bulges and inlets of the New Guinea coastline. Aboard the plane a weary man and girl spelled each other at the windows with a pair of field glasses. First New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller, hollow-eyed and haggard after a 10,000-mile emergency flight to New Guinea from Manhattan, peered anxiously down at the mangrove and loraro swamps. Then Daughter Mary Rockefeller Strawbridge reached for the glasses. Together they strained for sight or sign of Mary's twin brother, Michael Clark Rockefeller, 23.

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