200 join search for 6 missing in Nevada cold

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Associated Press

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 10 at 1:00 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say about 200 people have joined the search for a couple and four young members of their families missing in the bitter cold in a Nevada mountain area since Sunday.

Pershing County sheriff's dispatcher Sheila Reitz said the volunteers turned out Tuesday to assist authorities from five counties, game wardens and state emergency workers searching the area about 100 miles northeast of Reno.

Reitz says a signal from the missing woman's phone showed they were in the Seven Troughs area 25 miles northwest of Lovelock on Sunday.

Since then, the search has been expanded to a much wider area with two airplanes and two helicopters assisting ground crews.

The low hit minus-10 degrees early Tuesday after dropping to 16-below the previous night.

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