LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — A search resumed Monday in the mountains of northwest Nevada for a couple and four children who went to play in the snow and haven't returned after a night of sub-zero temperatures.
Pershing County deputies said aircraft and crews on the ground were searching 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. The relationship between the couple and children was unclear.
Officials said the group went to the Seven Troughs area on Sunday in a silver Jeep with a black top but hadn't returned home. It was unclear what supplies they might have been carrying or whether they were able to communicate with rescuers.
The situation was considered especially urgent because of unseasonably cold temperatures. In nearby Lovelock, temperatures dipped to 16 below zero early Monday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Deutschendorf said.
Dispatcher Jerry Reid said the search began Sunday evening and continued through most of the night. A Navy search and rescue team was assisting Pershing County authorities, and the Civil Air Patrol was expected to join the effort, Reid said.