Couple, four children found safe after 2 nights missing in frigid Nevada mountains

The couple and four children who had been missing since Sunday night in the frigid mountains of northern Nevada were found safe Tuesday, local officials said.
The six were found “in fairly good shape,” late Tuesday morning after crews had spent two nights searching for them, said Pershing County police dispatcher Leslie Steward.
James Glanton, 34, and Christina McIntee, 25, their two children, ages 3 and 4, and a niece, 10, and nephew, 4, were found in a spot on the mountain range where cell reception was sparse, Steward said. The volunteer rescuer who first located them had to drive to another location in order to alert the sheriff’s office of the discovery, she said.
Pershing County Sheriff’s Office got the word shortly before 11 a.m. (2 p.m. EST) that the family’s vehicle had been located, Steward said. . “The jeep rolled. When they found them, it was on its side,” and they were stranded in the vehicle “down off a little slope,” she said.

The silver Jeep the family was riding in was seen Sunday “doing wheelies or donuts” at a mining camp in Seven Troughs, Pershing dispatch supervisor Sheila Reitz said on Monday. The mountain range is 20 miles from their house, she added.
The region is mired in a deep freeze. Temperatures fell to minus 21 on the mountain range Sunday night, and were well below zero again Monday night into Tuesday, officials said.
U.S. Civil Air Patrol and a search and rescue team started looking for the couple and children immediately after being reported missing, Pershing Sheriff Richard Machado said in a statement.
Two Cessna aircrafts with night vision joined the Pershing County Sheriff’s office in combing the mountains Sunday and Monday, said Nevada wing Civil Air Patrol Maj. Tom Cooper.
“We are ecstatic,” Cooper said after the family was found Tuesday.
Additional rescuers had come from Douglas, Lander and Humboldt counties to help and a “couple of trucks” that were involved in the search efforts were in the area where the Jeep was found Tuesday, Steward said.
The couple and children were transported to Pershing County General out of precaution, Steward said.
On Tuesday, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval wrote in a tweet, “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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