Race against clock, brutal cold in remote Nevada search for missing couple, 4 kids

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Unseasonably cold temperatures have added urgency to the search in the mountains of northwestern Nevada for a couple and four children who have been missing since Sunday.

Officials say the group went to the Seven Troughs area to play in the snow about noon on Sunday but haven't returned home. Temperatures plunged to minus-16 degrees early Monday and are again expected to drop below zero before dawn Tuesday. It was unclear what supplies the group might have been carrying.

Officials identify the group as 34-year-old James Glanton, his 25-year-old girlfriend, Christina McIntee, and the four children, ages 10, 4 and 3. Two of the kids are the adults' children, while one is a niece and one is a nephew.

Officials are hoping to resume an aerial search after daybreak Tuesday.

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APPHOTO NVREN101: Some of the area being searched for two adults and four children missing in Nevada's Pershing County is shown Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Rescue teams racing against the clock and the bitter cold are working into the night and are hoping to resume an aerial search Tuesday for a couple and four children who have been missing since Sunday when they went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Marilyn Newton) NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUT (9 Dec 2013)

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APPHOTO LA115: This undated family photo provided by the Pershing County Sheriff's Office shows James Glanton. Rescue teams were working against the clock and the brutal cold Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in the search for a missing couple and four children who went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada but didn't return after a night of sub-zero temperatures. Pershing County deputies said aircraft and crews on the ground were searching in the mountains about 100 miles northeast of Reno for 34-year-old 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. (AP Photo/Family Photo via Pershing County Sheriff's Office) (9 Dec 2013)

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APPHOTO LA111: This undated family photo provided by the Pershing County Sheriff's Office, shows Christina McIntee. Rescue teams were working against the clock and the brutal cold Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in the search for a missing couple and four children who went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada but didn't return after a night of sub-zero temperatures. Pershing County deputies said aircraft and crews on the ground were searching in the mountains about 100 miles northeast of Reno for 34-year-old James Glanton, his 25-year-old girlfriend, McIntee, and the four children: a 10-year-old, two 4-year-olds and a 3-year-old. (AP Photo/Family Photos via Pershing County Sheriff's Office) (9 Dec 2013)

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APPHOTO LA113: This undated family photo provided by the Pershing County Sheriff's Office shows Shelby Fitzpatrick, left, and Chloe Glanton. Rescue teams were working against the clock and the brutal cold Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in the search for a missing couple and four children who went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada but didn't return after a night of sub-zero temperatures. Pershing County deputies said aircraft and crews on the ground were searching in the mountains about 100 miles northeast of Reno 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. (AP Photo/Family Photo via Pershing County Sheriff's Office) (9 Dec 2013)

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APPHOTO LA112: This undated family photo provided by the Pershing County Sheriff's Office shows Evan Glanton. Rescue teams were working against the clock and the brutal cold Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in the search for a missing couple and four children who went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada but didn't return after a night of sub-zero temperatures. Pershing County deputies said aircraft and crews on the ground were searching in the mountains about 100 miles northeast of Reno 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. (AP Photo/Family Photo via Pershing County Sheriff's Office) (9 Dec 2013)

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APPHOTO LA114: This undated family photo provided by the Pershing County Sheriff's Office, shows Tate McIntee. Rescue teams were working against the clock and the brutal cold Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in the search for a missing couple and four children who went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada but didn't return after a night of sub-zero temperatures. Pershing County deputies said aircraft and crews on the ground were searching in the mountains about 100 miles northeast of Reno 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. (AP Photo/Family Photo via Pershing County Sheriff's Office) (9 Dec 2013)

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