A Nevada family missing this week was found alive and well in the Nevada mountains together; all four kids and two parents were said to be in stable condition, though chilled due to the frozen temperatures. A frantic search yielded the family huddling close this Tuesday afternoon, and all six have been taken to a local general hospital, US News confirms this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
The Nevada family missing was first discovered by Nevada state authorities at roughly noon. The four children and two adults had been missing since late on Sunday night, and managed to brave through the ice-cold temperatures together.
The family in question, 34-year-old James Glanton and his 25-year-old girlfriend Christina McIntee, had taken their two children and their nephew and niece to Seven Troughs Mountain Range so that they could play in the snow together, adds the report. However, when the family did not return on Sunday night, both adults and all four children (between the ages of three and 10) were officially declared missing.
A massive search soon followed in an attempt to find the Nevada family missing, including a full rescue team, helicopters, and a Navy hunt task force aiding the local law enforcement groups late into the night and through Monday. The search was a top priority due to the freezing weather within the mountains.
Details on where and how the missing family was discovered are still coming in at this point in time.
"It's been extremely hard, probably the hardest 24 to 36 hours of my life," Amanda Fitzpatrick, mother of missing 10-year-old Shelby Fitzpatrick, said to CNN. "It's my baby girl."