Missing Family on Airboat Ride in Fla. Everglades Found Safe: Officials

They were missing since Thurday afternoon

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A family of five from Ohio that went missing after taking an airboat ride was found unharmed on Friday, authorities said.

The family of two adults and three children had been missing since 3 p.m. Thursday, said Jorge Pino, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. They were taking a ride on a camouflaged airboat, he said.

They were identified as Scott Schreck, 44, Carie Schreck, 42, and their three children, 9-year-old Drew, 7-year-old Luke and Zane, who is between 3 and 4 years old.

They had been taking a ride on a camouflaged airboat , he said. There were showers and thunderstorms in the area.

"It is my understanding that it's their own airboat," said FWC spokeswoman Carli Segelson.

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