Father, 3 children lost in Sierra storm | SierraSun.com

Father, 3 children lost in Sierra storm

(AP) Tuesday’s snowstorm in the Sierra was complicating efforts to find a Northern California family that disappeared Sunday about 100 miles north of Sacramento.

Nearly 50 rescuers were searching for Frederick Dominguez, 38, and his children, Christopher, 18, Alexis, 14, and Joshua, 12. The family, from Paradise, had set out to cut a Christmas tree.

Dominguez’s pickup truck was found Monday night parked along a mountain road about 25 miles northeast of Chico. More than a foot of snow had fallen in the area by Tuesday afternoon.

The family was not equipped to spend the night outdoors, with temperatures in the upper 20s, Paradise Police Sgt. Steve Rowe said. Rescuers described the area as rugged, marked by steep canyons.