This story was updated at 3:48 p.m. on 12/10/13 to reflect new information:
Authorities found the two adults and four kids that went missing in the Nevada mountains alive Tuesday afternoon. Pershing County Sheriff’s officials told the Associated Press all six were taken to Pershing General Hospital, but were in good condition despite the frigid temperatures they endured.
This story was posted at 1:05 p.m. on 12/10/13:
A search for two adults and four children, who were reported missing Sunday night in northwest Nevada, continues through sub-zero temperatures.
James Glanton, 34, and his girlfriend, Christina MacIntee,25, were last seen Sunday afternoon when they took their two children and MacIntee's niece and nephew to Seven Troughs Mountain Range to play in the snow, CNN reports. The children range from 3 to 10 years old.
When evening came and the brood had yet to return, their families reported them missing. The search began immediately, with a Navy search and rescue team assisting local authorities through the night. Helicopters equipped with night vision patrolled the area.
Rescue workers and local volunteers are desperate to find the family on account of the unseasonably cold weather. National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Deutschendorf told the Associated Press that temperatures in the area the family was headed had fallen to 16 below zero.
"The temperatures out here are very cold," Sheriff Richard Machado of Perishing County told the Las Vegas Guardian Express. He said that the search was a race against the clock and the six would need to be found as soon as possible for a happy ending.
Unfortunately, due to the extreme dip in the weather, ground crews working on the search were forced to halt their search Monday night. However the search resumed early Tuesday morning.
Authorities say the best scenario for the group's survival would be if they were together inside the silver Jeep that they were last seen in.
"It's been extremely hard, probably the hardest 24 to 36 hours of my life," Amanda Fitzpatrick, mother of missing 10-year-old Shelby Fitzpatrick, told CNN's Piers Morgan. "It's my baby girl."