A Nevada search for a couple and four children has ended. On Dec. 10, Reuters reported that all of the missing people have been found alive after they went missing in the early hours of Monday morning.
"Dispatch supervisor Sheila Reitz said the six were found in good condition and were taken to a hospital in the nearby town of Lovelock for evaluation," Reuters reports. As previously reported, the family of four and their two cousins went out for a fun day in the snow in the Seven Troughs area -- but they never returned.
The Nevada search went on for over 24 hours and the hopes of the family being found alive were dwindling. Fortunately, all six of them were found "huddled in a canyon" on Tuesday, cold but okay. Had they gone undiscovered for another night, things could have been tragically different.
James Glanton, 34, Christina McIntee, 25, and the four children, a 10-year-old, two 4-year-olds and a 3-year-old are all expected to be okay. They will likely be able to return home by the end of the week once a doctor clears them. It's unknown if they had food and/or supplies with them for the past 30 or so hours.
Thankfully the Nevada search had a happy ending.
© Effie Orfanides 2013