Missing Ohio Family Rescued From Dangerous Everglades

Family screamed for help while stuck in dense vegetation where snakes, alligators and panthers live.
1:41 | 04/05/13

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going to take you inside a remarkable rese.Ly, probably not unlike yours. This one, from ohio, visiting florida. They take an airboat into the everglades and they vanish. A massive search ensoups and imagine, searching through a scene that looks like what you see here behind me to find them. Authorities combing through thousands of square miles of the everglades, home to panthers, snakes, alligators. What happened next? Here's abc's gio benitez. Reporter: This tired family is a long way from ohio. It was supposed to be a fun family fishing trip. 44-year-old scott schreck, his 42-year-old wife, carrie and their three young children. We were back in a bacchanal. We were fishing, taking pictures of gators. Actually caught quite a few bass and came down to the end and thought it's where I came in but obviously it wasn't. Reporter: They were stuck. Suddenly, those gators looked a little more dangerous. The mosquitoes were awful and were those severe thunderstorms. We had a whole bunch of life jackets, put it on top to keep the rain off and my wife and i stood there like this for about eight hours. Reporter: Scott had borrowed the boat and when he didn't return by nightfall, a massive search was launched. The boat, painted with camouflage, making it even harder to find. It's like looking for a need until a hay stack. Were you worried that you would not be found? Somewhat. There was some period of time, i suppose, but I mean, I was just worried about them. Reporter: Nearly 24 hours later, finally rescued. It was the family's first time out in the everglades. And for scott's wife, carrie, probably her last. She's not getting back on that boat for a while. Reporter: Gio benitez, abc news, ney york.

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