After being stranded in the Florida Everglades for the night, A family from Medina has been rescued.
Scott Schreck, 44, and his wife Carrie, 42, and their three small children stranded their rented air boat on Thursday, and when they didn't return by nightfall a massive search was launched.
Jorge Pino, spokesman with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission spoke with AkronNewsNow and said that the family is covered in mosquito bites, but okay.
"The Family is fine. They're just a little shaken up obviously. They spent a very tough night out in the everglades. We had a severe thunderstorm and lightning storm that hit our area and they were caught right in the middle of that" said Pino.
The search effort included airplanes, helicopters, and at least six airboats that spread over 1,000 square miles in the Everglades National Park.
Pino said that "It took a while to get to them because they were in an area that is not a high traffic area and it's very congested with thick brush."
Thick vegetation made the family very difficult to locate on the ground, even with the loud whistles and air horns they were blowing.
A helicopter spotted the family Friday afternoon.
"We were able to determine they were fine. They were not in need of emergency medical treatment. We helped them free the air boat and then we escorted them back to land" Pino concluded.