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Rescue results in lifetime of giving back

May 31, 2016 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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A journey to find a "sweet fishing spot" unwittingly led Michael Harding on a mission to save lives.

The engine on a small boat he and a friend were on in 1985 died a few hours into their trip in the Everglades wilderness. For three days, the 17-year-old Harding and a friend survived on chips, soda and small fish until they were found by an airboat directed by the Civil Air Patrol, a federal nonprofit that assists in search and rescue missions.

Harding said he and his friend never ma...