So wonderful! A family was found alive and in ‘good condition’ on Dec. 10 after going missing for two days in freezing, Arctic-like conditions in Trinity Canyon. A massive search effort by more than 200 people found all 6 family members safe.
James Glanton, 34, his girlfriend Christina McIntee, 25, a 10-year-old girl, two 4-year-olds and a 3-year-old went missing after they went to Seven Troughs in the Nevada mountains to play in the snow on Dec. 8 and did not immediately return. Due to spotty cell phone reception in the mountains, it took two days and air search efforts to locate the family, as officials feared the sub-zero temperatures would threaten their survival.
Missing Nevada Family Found: Couple & 4 Kids Found Safe In Freezing Mountains
A family including four young children sparked a major search effort after they went missing in the Nevada mountains as temperatures dropped below zero. Two of the children, identified as Evan Glanton, Chloe Glanton, Shelby Fitzpatrick and Tate McIntee, are the James’ kids, and the others are Christina’s niece and nephew.
Vehicles, planes, and helicopters were employed to thoroughly search over 6,000 miles of the mountains for two days, but it was ground search crews that found all six people seeking shelter at Trinity Canyon, according to CNN.
Couple Did ‘Fabulous Job’ Keeping Missing Children Safe
Luckily, all of the kids and the couple were listed in stable condition when found, and luckily did not have severe injuries or health concerns.
There was “no frostbite, just some exposure issues,” said Patty Bianchi, CEO of Pershing General Hospital, where they were treated. She credited the couple for keeping the kids safe, saying they “did a fabulous job keeping them warm.”
We are so overjoyed that this family was found safe.
— Kristine Hope Kowalski