October 25, 2014
MIAMI (AP) - Authorities have found a missing Ohio family in good condition after they didn't return from an airboat trip in the Florida Everglades.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino said Friday the family of five was spotted by a helicopter after searchers heard an air horn and whistles. Pino says the vegetation was too dense to spot the family at ground level.
The family was identified as 44-year-old Scott Schreck; his 42-year-old wife, Carrie; and their three young children. They launched their airboat Thursday.
The searchers used aircraft and airboats to scour a vast marshland that covers more than 1,000 square miles.
The family's airboat was painted in camouflage and difficult to see. The area also had heavy thunderstorms and rain Thursday.