TODAY | April 06, 2013
>>> family is safe and on dry land after an ordeal where they got lost in the middle of the everglades. mark potter has that story.
>> reporter: overnight search in the florida everglades came to a happy end after the family of five had gone fishing thursday but got lost and ran aground and then spent the night with lots of mosquitos during a lightning storm .
>> how are you doing, scott?
>> i'm cold and wet.
>> what happened out there?
>> took a wrong turn.
>> reporter: after a call from relatives, florida wildlife officials began a widespread search but were hampered by bad weather .
>> oh, yeah, we were worried.
>> reporter: what were you thinking while you were out there on the water overnight?
>> just surviving, keeping them warm.
>> reporter: after thanking his rescuers, shrek was asked about riding out that lightning storm .
>> it was exciting. how is that?
>> reporter: he also said his wife will not be going back on the boat for a while. mark potter , nbc news,