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Couple, four children missing in Nevada found safe in canyon

Members of a family that went missing are wheeled by stretcher from an ambulance into the Pershing General Hospital in Lovelock, Nevada, December 10, 2013. REUTERS/James Glover

RENO, Nevada - A Nevada couple and four young children reported missing on Sunday in a remote mountain range northeast of Reno were found safe by rescue workers on Tuesday huddled in a canyon, a dispatch supervisor for the Pershing County Sheriff's Office said.

The couple had taken the children, who range in age from 3 to 10, on an outing to an abandoned mining camp in the Seven Troughs range of northwestern Nevada on Sunday to play in the snow, authorities said.

Dispatch supervisor Sheila Reitz said the six were found in good condition and were taken to a hospital in the nearby town of Lovelock for evaluation.

The group was last seen on Sunday afternoon in the area near the old mining camp, about 30 miles northwest of their home in Lovelock, Reitz said. Their Jeep also was reported missing.

The adults were identified as James Glanton, 34, and Christina MacIntee, 25. A search effort was mounted Sunday evening with aerial support from a Navy helicopter, the sheriff's office said in a statement.

After an early-morning pause to refuel the helicopter and bring in fresh rescuers, the search resumed at 6:30 a.m. local time on Monday, augmented by two airplanes from the Civil Air Patrol, Reitz said. By Tuesday morning, the number of search and rescue personnel on the ground had grown to about 200 people, including individuals from three counties.

Temperatures in the area dropped overnight to negative 21 degrees Fahrenheit, Reitz said.

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