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Couple, Four Kids Missing Found Safe and in 'Good Condition,' According to Officials

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
December 10, 2013|3:44 pm

Search and rescue officials revealed that they had found the family that had been lost in the mountains of northwest Nevada since Sunday.

Pershing County deputies said aircraft and crews on the ground were searching for James Glanton, 34, his girlfriend Christina McIntee, 25, and the four children: Evan Glanton, 4, Chloe Glanton, 3, Shelby Fitzpatrick, 10 and Tate McIntee, 4.

Pershing County sheriff's officials say the adults and children were being taken to Pershing General Hospital after they were found Tuesday and all were in good condition.

Weather conditions are not favorable with reports early Tuesday indicating that temperatures reached minus 10 degrees below zero.

Sheila Reitz of the Pershing County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that additional rescuers had come from nearby area to assist with the search.

They went to the Seven Troughs a remote area Sunday in a silver Jeep with a black top, authorities said. It was unclear what supplies they might have been carrying.

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"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."

The search for the group began Sunday evening. A Navy search-and-rescue team and the Civil Air Patrol, an all-volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, were assisting the sheriff's office by searching a concentrated area where the group is thought to be.

Two planes scoured the area Monday and three could go out Tuesday if the group isn't found, Maj. Thomas Cooper said. Several inches of snow was on the ground in the area which made identifying objects easier for airborne search crews.

While the cold made for dangerous conditions, the clear weather was working in the pilots' favor. The forecast on Tuesday called for mostly sunny skies.

 

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