MIAMI (April 5, 2013)—Searchers found five members of an Ohio family who failed to return from an airboat trip in the Florida Everglades in good condition Friday.
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 said the vegetation was too dense to spot the family at ground level.
Scott Schreck, 44, his wife, Carrie, 42, and their three young children launched their airboat Thursday.
Searchers used aircraft and airboats to scour a vast marshland, which covers more than 1,000 square miles.
The family's airboat was painted in camouflage and difficult to see.
Heavy thunderstorms and rain were in the area Thursday, as well.