Alameda man and 2 young children missing in Sierras

 

An Alameda County man and his two young children have gone missing while taking a drive through a remote area of Sierra and Plumas counties, Sierra County sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

The 41-year-old man had been camping in western Sierra County with his 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, according to the sheriff’s office.

They left their campsite in a black 2015 Toyota Tundra 4X4 pickup truck and planned to take a drive through a remote and rugged area of Sierra and Plumas counties as they went home.

They were in good health and had plenty of supplies, according to the sheriff’s office.

On Tuesday evening, they were reported overdue returning home from the trip.

Deputies searched the area that evening but found no sign of them.

The next day, deputies conducted a more extensive search of the planned route and surrounding areas with the assistance of Cal Fire and a California Highway Patrol helicopter but still have been unable to locate the family.

Authorities planned to resume the search Thursday morning, but reports of snowfall in the region could complicate the efforts.