Family found safe after surviving bitter cold in Northern Nevada

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Family found safe after surviving bitter cold in Northern Nevada

CREATED Dec 10, 2013

Near Lovelock, NV (KTNV) -- The family missing since Sunday after leaving for a day of play in the snow has been found.

According to the Pershing County Sheriff's Office, all six family members were found in good condition on Tuesday morning.

Pershing General Hospital CEO Patty Bianchi said they suffered a little from exposure and dehydration, but all are stable and had no frostbite.

34-year-old James Glanton and 24-year-old Christina McIntee disappeared along with four children; a 10-year-old, two 4-year-olds and a 3-year-old.

Two of the children belonged to the adults and the other two were a niece and nephew.

The group had been driving behind the Seven Troughs Mine, when their Jeep turned over and slid down an embankment on its top.

The couple did not have blankets or extra food with them, but removed the spare tire and started a fire burning wood and brush to keep warm.

They placed rocks inside the tire and used the rocks to keep the children warm at night.

The family told one rescuer they could hear search teams blowing whistles as night, and could see the choppers flying overhead; a sense of comfort knowing that people were out looking for them.

According to the Associated Press, the six were found when rescuers guided in part by cell phone signals and footprints in the snow found them near their overturned Jeep.

Approximately 200 people searched by land and air after the group went missing.