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Post by Rich Andrews » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:51 pm

if the boat didn't sink,they sure had a big enough airboat to spend the night on

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Post by bruceharwell » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:08 pm

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Re: Family Of 5 On Airboat Missing In Everglades

Post by TheElevatorGuy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:18 pm

Is it just me or in the pic of that boat, it looks got hit in the side towards the back????

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Post by goldhunter_2 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:27 pm

them cypress stumps will jump right out at ya , those little "dings" just give the boat some character
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Post by Olf Art » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:50 pm

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Re: Family Of 5 On Airboat Missing In Everglades

Post by Rad Ripper » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:52 pm

Just saw a pic of the family riding with some firefighters in a boat back to the ramp. Turns out they lowered a rescuer too assess the situation. They were not hoisted. Glad everyone is ok the youngest was 3 yrs old
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Post by HuntingBigun » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:15 pm

FWC and other agencies searched the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area for Scott Schreck, 44, his wife Carrie, 42, and the couple's three sons, Drew, 9, Luke, 7, and Zane, 4 for almost 24 hours. "It's like searching for a needle in a haystack," said Pino of the expanse of the Everglades and its dense canopy.

Pino said they found family about 10 to 15 miles north of the FWC media staging area in the Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. "They are in good condition," said Pino. "The guy was an outdoors man. He was a savvy outdoors man ... so thank God for that."


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Post by jopete » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:39 pm

i say this with all sincerity, natural selection is a mofo.

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Re: Family Of 5 On Airboat Missing In Everglades

Post by gblack15 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:09 pm

Anyone hear what happened? Lost, out of Gas?

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Post by In the Glades » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:47 pm

I think I read that they got it stuck. Might explain the dent in the back.
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Post by In the Glades » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:49 pm

"Because of the heavy vegetation, the rescue effort was difficult and had to be conducted carefully. Ultimately, FWC officers along with Miami-Dade Fire staff were able to free the boat and escort the family safely back to shore."
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Post by akblackdawg » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:31 pm

Nice boat, happy they are ok. Should have been more prepared, especially for a "outsdoorsman". Seems like even a come-a-long may have saved them a night in the swamps and thousands in search and rescue cost for the government. Allways happy about a good ending. Bud
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Post by cflacowboy001 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:59 pm

Glad they're ok !

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Post by cntry141iq » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:19 pm

Glad they are ok ... people take what we do for granted .. just buy ya an airboat and you are one ... LOL
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Post by AirRanger » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:02 am

akblackdawg wrote:Nice boat, happy they are ok. Should have been more prepared, especially for a "outsdoorsman". Seems like even a come-a-long may have saved them a night in the swamps and thousands in search and rescue cost for the government. Allways happy about a good ending. Bud
Even when prepared things can go wrong. You are worried about cost to the government doing somthing that is credible like rescuing a family that was out for an inoccent day of fun that made a mistake. That makes no sense to me. I guess you prefer them wasting money on other things or not give back at all when they have the resources to do so. I would never have thought that saving three children would be considered a waste of money.
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Post by Bruce » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:10 am

akblackdawg wrote:Nice boat, happy they are ok. Should have been more prepared, especially for a "outsdoorsman". Seems like even a come-a-long may have saved them a night in the swamps and thousands in search and rescue cost for the government. Allways happy about a good ending. Bud
you should practice more silence because you just continue to say stupid shit!! these people were rescued who gives a shit how much the gov had to spend to find them better than pissin it away on obummers vactions
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Post by cuban cracker » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:42 am

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Re: Family Of 5 On Airboat Missing In Everglades

Post by airjohn81 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:46 am

Bruce wrote:
akblackdawg wrote:Nice boat, happy they are ok. Should have been more prepared, especially for a "outsdoorsman". Seems like even a come-a-long may have saved them a night in the swamps and thousands in search and rescue cost for the government. Allways happy about a good ending. Bud

you should practice more silence because you just continue to say stupid ****!! these people were rescued who gives a **** how much the gov had to spend to find them better than pissin it away on obummers vactions
what kind of statement is that!!!!!!! don't worry we wont search for ya when it happens to you so we can save the "government" money... i want 2 seconds of my life back for even reading that!!!!

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Re: Family Of 5 On Airboat Missing In Everglades

Post by bowhunterfl » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:33 am

Rich Andrews wrote:if the boat didn't sink,they sure had a big enough airboat to spend the night on

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This pic was sent out with the bolo hours before they were located, so the dent wad there before all this happe.
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Post by gruprgetr » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:53 am

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Post by akblackdawg » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:46 pm

I guess you folks in Florida relie on the government for more then I thought. Up here we try to be more self sufficient. Sometimes rescues go wrong also. Just last week a snowmobile got stuck on a lake and they sent a helo out to pick him up, After pick up, the helo crashed and burned killing all 3 aboard. We have areas to ride that we will see others often in case help is needed, but we also have areas 50-100 miles from the nearest road, with no cabins around and no boat traffic and no cell either. Only occasionally a small plane will fly over. Sounds like the area they were in is pretty remote also, they need to be smart enough to stick to areas where others ride if not prepared to get themselves unstuck. I just bought a lewis winch and new chainsaw to power it this winter, it comes with 150 feet of cable, i also carry 200 ft of half inch rope. While there are still places i could get into and not be able to get out with that, it covers 95% of problems I could have if stuck. I also have a handheld VHF radio if I should need it. Maybe you havn't noticed, there has been a lot of talk the past few years about charging mountain climbers who climb mountains and need rescue due to being unprepared, NPS is considering the same thing within our National Parks. And don't fu#@ing blame Obama on this one, it has been going on for years. Not a political issue. Bud
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Re: Family Of 5 On Airboat Missing In Everglades

Post by mad_mike » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:33 pm

I was happy to read that all those involved in this search came back safe. Obviously this guy didn't intend to put his family in this situation, but it happened just the same. Hats off to those who put themselves at risk to get this family to safety. Volunteers, government, or paid responders we should be thankful they are available if the need arises.
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Post by Whitebear » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:52 pm

We are all glad this issue was resolved in a very positive manner, I really do agree with the additional charge Bud mentioned for rescue if unprepared. I think this might require some additions to the minimum equipment list to access some areas. Things like winches, comealongs, communications, emergency shelter and first aid kits. Anyone rescued in an area so deemed without the complete list would be charged an additional fee for rescue, especially if they are from out of state and not paying taxes here in FL. Makes good sense to me in all but one respect. That might be that some who go unprepared might not call for rescue when really needed due to not wanting to incur the additional charges for assistance. This might lead to more deaths from injury and or exposure. Not sure how to resolve that part, but on the surface I am in favor of user fees and raising user fees instead of raising taxes yearly.

I'm big on self reliance and also point out that rescue might not even have been needed had the boat owner been a member here and used the Airboaters helping Airboaters feature available right here in SA. Its not an ultimate answer but it is a big help and can save all concerned when used. Its proved its own value time and time again with members right here right now. Its a tool no airboater should be without.

Another reasonable equipment might be Marine VHF radios on all boats and at all camps. Or even some basic direction finding antennas on Marine radios at just some camps even. Or the spot GPS units to report the need for help. There is so much we can do for ourselves that reduce the need for professional assistance.

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Post by LivinTheSwampLife » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:06 pm

I may get flack for this but Man do I feel good I live here in South Florida. I take my family out alot to go riding or fishing and sometimes there just isn't anyone else available to go out with you. So we go out and God knows I try and be prepared for just about anything. We take plenty of food and drinks, a small tarp, extra life jackets, all my night running equipment (even tho we aren't planning to stay out past sunset), first aid kits, GPS (one on the boat and also backup handheld), extra 50' of rope, hatchet, knives, fishing poles, and hand gun are just to name a few things. Even with all that preparation S*** still could happen. But I do know I have enough contacts and ride with a whole lot of great people here in South Florida that they would drop whatever they were doing to come out and help me and my family if need be and vice versa. That goes to show airboaters here are TRULY like ONE BIG FAMILY and I'm proud to say I'm part of that family.

This post started out as an informational page on the family and their situation but turned out to be how unprepared they were and what they did wrong or the waste of government money. Last I checked that is what they get paid to do and damn it I'm a tax payer and JMO my tax dollars went to a great cause this week. And you never know but one day I may need their help and I know they will be there for my family also.

That family had a guardian angel looking over them and our men and women of MDFD, MDPD, and FWC did a GREAT job finding them. My hats off to all involved in this rescue.
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Post by Whitebear » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:27 pm

Once the rescuing is done its normal to go back over events in a post-mortum manner and see how or what could have been done differently to have avoided the incident. NONE of that takes anything away from the true professionalism the rescuers demonstrated in creating a very positive outcome from a situation that could have been much much worse. It is my view that professional rescue however should be our last line of defense, not our first. Personal preparedness is of course a first as is experience and knowledge. The idea is not to demean others but to review and see how things could have been done better, or just differently and try to take something of benefit to ourselves from it. Demeaning others with rude or disrespectful and sarcastic comments doesn't benefit anyone.

If y'all think it better, I can split off all the review comments into its own thread, but it might lose context then. I'm not animate about it being inside this thread, however i do think it serves a purpose somewhere.
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