James Glanton and his girlfriend Christina McIntee, and their children, were found alive in the Nevada mountains on Tuesday after being reported missing on Sunday.
“We have located the people. They have been taken to the hospital. They are alive and well.” said Pershing County Undersheriff Thomas Bjerke, reported the Reno Gazette-Journal. “They are in pretty good shape.”
The couple and their four children were taken to the Pershing County General Hospital. The children ranged in age from 3 to 10.
Sheila Reitz of the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office said a member of the public searching on the ground had located the people.
Some of the area where the family was missing in Nevada’s Pershing County. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Marilyn Newton)
“The mood where I’m at’s ecstatic,” said Col. Tim Hahn, who commands the Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, which had six planes searching for the group. “We are thrilled beyond words.”
Overnight temperatures in the nearby town of Lovelock dipped to 16 degrees below during the search. Officials said the group had gone to the Seven Troughs area to play in the snow.
Authorities said about 200 people had joined the search roughly 100 miles northeast of Reno.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.