Man, six children, found safe on Peavine Peak

RENO - A Stead man and six children who failed to show up after a four-wheeling trip on Peavine Peak were found safe and sound after spending the night on the mountain.

Washoe County sheriff's deputies said 26-year-old Martin McRae was reporting missing around midnight Monday.

McRae had taken his three children, two neighbor children and a nephew on an outing when their truck broke down. He and the children, who range in age from 2 to 10, stayed on the mountain through the night.

Authorities said McRae hiked to a convenience store early Tuesday and called his wife, who called authorities.

Search and rescue personnel found the group around 7 a.m.

No one was injured.


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