MIAMI-- Miami Dade authorities say they have found the family of 5 from Seville lost in the Florida Everglades and they are all OK.
The family has been identified as Scott Schreck, 44; his wife, Carrie, 40; and their three young children, 9, 7 and 4. Scott is aPGA pro at several local golf courses andCarrie works forMedina City Schools.
They are expected back in Seville on Monday, friends told WKYC's John Anderson.
Scott Schreck talked to reporters when he got back on dry land.
"...took a wrong turn...took a right and couldn't get the boat turned around...it was a good fishing trip...caught quite a few bass..." he said. "...the boys slept overnight...we had plenty of food and water..."
They were found by a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue helicopter and firefighters were lowered to the ground to assess the situation, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino.
Authorities were able to hear the family blowing horns and whistles and the Fire Rescue the coordinates to find them, he said.
It looks like they got stuck in that dense vegetation in the Everglades," Pino said.
Video courtesy of NBC6 in South Florida:
Authorities wereusing airboats and helicopters to search a remote area of the Florida Everglades for the family of five from Seville, Ohio that had not returned from an airboat trip.
The family launched their boat Thursday. Authorities say they were searching more than 1,000 square miles in the Everglades and a wildlife management area.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officials say the family's airboat is painted in camouflage and could be difficult to see.
The area had thunderstorms and rain Thursday and Friday.