SIERRA COUNTY (CBS13) – Search parties are trying to find an Alameda County family overdue from camping trip in Sierra County.
The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office says Nicholas Vlahos, a 41-year-old man from Oakland, and his two young children, a 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, were reported missing Tuesday night after not coming home from a camping trip in western Sierra County.READ MORE: 'This Hits Hard For Us': Officer Ty Lenehan Remembered By His Elk Grove PD 'Family'
The trio was camping with other family members and were last seen in a black 2015 Toyota Tundra 4X4.READ MORE: Tributes For Fallen Elk Grove Police Officer Ty Lenehan Pour In From Law Enforcement Across The Region
Authorities believe the father decided to take a rugged and remote part of Sierra and Plumas counties on the way back home. They have not been heard from since.MORE NEWS: Bay Area Senator Proposes 12-Year-Olds Should Have Vaccination Rights Without Parents Consent
Search parties from the sheriff’s office, along with Cal Fire and California Highway Patrol, have been looking at the intended route and surrounding areas. More searches are scheduled through Thursday.