Covering thousands of square miles in Southern Florida with wetland sawgrass and trees, the Everglades are not a particularly welcoming environment to become lost in. One Ohio family found this out the hard way this week when they became lost while airboating.
According to a report from CBS Miami, Scott Schreck and his family took a camouflaged airboat through the Everglades this week and went missing. The Schrecks, who are from Seville, Ohio, took a wrong turn on their journey and were unable to find their way back. The family of five ended up spending the night in the Everglades, with rain pouring down on them.
The CBS report states the family were found by authorities who had mobilized a search for them that included airboats, airplanes, and helicopters. The Schrecks were located by helicopter after rescue workers heard them blowing an air horn.
Despite their night in the wilderness, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Jorge Pino told CBS that the family is “in good condition.”