A group of two adults and four children who were missing in northwest Nevada after going to play in the snow were found in "fairly good condition" Tuesday, according to the Pershing County Sheriff's Office.
James Glanton, 34, and Christina MacIntee, 25, were missing since Sunday, along with Glanton's two children and MacIntee's niece and nephew. The children are 3 to 10 years old, according to the Pershing County Sheriff's Office.
Cell phone forensics played a key part in locating the family, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Civil Air Patrol.
A searcher with binoculars spotted the missing group at about the same time one of the Civil Air Patrol's aircrews did, according to the news release.
“To be part of bringing them home safe is an honor to be relished," Nevada Wing Commander Col. Tim Hahn said in the news release.
Serious concerns were raised about the family’s safety after the temperature plummeted 16 degrees below zero Tuesday morning, according to weather.com.
The six set out for Seven Troughs mountain range in a 2005 silver Jeep with a black top, according to HLN affiliate KOLO. Searchers spotted them Tuesday and they were transported to Pershing General Hospital, according to the Pershing County Sheriff's Office.
Amanda Fitzpatrick, mother of 10-year-old Shelby Fitzpatrick, one of the missing kids, talked to CNN's Piers Morgan in a phone interview after joining the search.
"It's been extremely hard, probably the hardest 24 to 36 hours of my life," Fitzpatrick said. "It's my baby girl."
Stay with HLNtv.com as this story continues to develop.