Way to go, Pagan! Right tools at the right time (eyes, brainpan, multitool) and maybe some of the mommies & daddies figured out you mean business when it comes to protecting your family.
Surprised you jumped on the lake as the most likely reason for the NY daddy's little one to be missing. Seems everybody else's paranoia is childnappers. Wonder if that flashed through his mind as you went searching? Wonder how he felt about your evil handgun while looking for his little one?
Now just remember to let the wife tell you how great you are - it doesn't work if you do the reminding.