Local Family Found Safe in Florida Everglades

Posted on: 12:20 pm, April 5, 2013, by , updated on: 03:27pm, April 5, 2013

(Photo Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

(Photo Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

MIAMI, Florida — Fox 8 News has made contact with a local family that went missing in the Florida Everglades.

They have since been found safe and “unharmed,” the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department reports.

In a brief phone interview with Fox 8′s P.J. Ziegler, Scott Schreck said the family is being taken to the hospital as a precaution.

A massive search was launched for Schreck, 44; his wife, Carrie Schreck, 42; and the couple’s three young children on Friday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said.

The family is believed to be from Seville, Ohio, in Medina County. Carrie Schreck is a counselor in the Medina School District, Superintendent Randy Stepp confirmed to Fox 8 News.

The Schrecks were reported missing on Thursday in the Everglades ecosystem; specifically, the area around the Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area.

According to the FWC, the family was in a camouflaged airboat, which may have been difficult for search crews to see.

At the time of this report, Schreck said he was not sure when the family would return home.

Stick with Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for updates on this breaking news story as they become available.