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Associated Press - July 29, 2007 8:44 PM ET

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - It took rescuers eight hours to find a family stranded in the Everglades.

The Peacon family's airboat engine conked out in the middle of the swamplands. The family called authorities from a cell phone. Luckily Miami-Dade Fire Rescue had just recently purchased an airboat for such emergencies.

They found the five adults and three children about eight hours later.

Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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