Pershing County officials announced that they have found a Nevada family missing since Sunday and they are grateful for the dozens of volunteers who assisted authorities in the search. The Associated Press reported Tuesday via Yahoo! News that the Nevada family members were transported to a nearby hospital and the family, which consists of 2 children and four adults, is said to be in good condition.
Amid the bitter cold that has affected a large portion of the United States, groups of rescuers scanned a mountainous area of Nevada in search of the missing family who were playing in the snow on Sunday and did not return.
Rescue crews began a search Sunday night for 34-year-old James Glanton, his 25-year-old girlfriend, Christina McIntee, and the four children: a 10-year-old, two 4-year-olds and a 3-year-old.
Fox News reported that the Nevada family went missing around noon Sunday after they took a trip to the Seven Troughs, which is an area on isolated federal land. Authorities were especially concerned because they were unsure as to what supplies they might have been carrying.
"I'm hoping they all huddled together and stayed in the Jeep," said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen, who added that the area has spotty cellular coverage. "That would be a best-case scenario."
Sheila Reitz of the Pershing County Sheriff's Office told media sources that the person responsible for finding the missing Nevada family was a volunteer who had been participating in the ground search.
The story of a Nevada family missing while in freezing conditions has a happy ending and Gov. Brian Sandoval expressed his jubilation shortly after confirmation that the family had been located. He tweeted:
"Very glad to hear the missing family in Lovelock has been found and they are safe! Thank you to all who worked so tirelessly to find them!"
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