A couple and four kids are missing after a snow outing in Nevada over the weekend. On Dec. 9, ABC News reported that a 34-year-old and his 25-year-old girlfriend took four kids to "play in the snow" at the Seven Troughs area. The six did not return from their outing and were not located during search and rescue efforts have been ongoing for well over 24 hours now.
James Glanton, Christina McIntee, and the four children, a 10-year-old, two 4-year-olds and a 3-year-old have been missing for several hours and would have endured temperatures around 16 below zero in the wee hours of Monday morning.
The couple and the four kids missing headed to the snowy area in a Jeep around noontime on Sunday. Two of the missing children -- Evan and Chloe Glanton -- are the couple's children. The other two children -- Shelby Fitzpatrick and Tate McIntee -- are a niece and nephew of McIntee. According to MSN, it is unclear if the group had supplies on them. Although rescue efforts are ongoing, each minute that passes diminishes hope given the frigid temperatures and harsh weather conditions in the area.
"I'm hoping they all huddled together and stayed in the Jeep. That would be a best-case scenario," said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen.
The couple and four kids missing could be anywhere in the snowy, mountainous area which makes this search difficult. People all over the country are praying for the safe return of all six.
Update: Couple and four children all found safe: Reuters
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