6-year-old boy floats away in balloon

Boy in Balloon

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A 6-year-old boy climbed into a homemade balloon aircraft in Colorado and floated away Thursday, forcing officials to scramble to figure out how to rescue the boy as the balloon hurtled through the air.

The bizarre scene played out live on television and prompted fears that the flying saucer-shaped balloon would crash with the young child inside. The balloon rotated slowly in the wind, tipping precariously at times.

Cathy Davis of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department told reporters the balloon was owned by the boy’s parents and tethered behind the family’s home. She said two sons were playing outside when the older boy saw the younger one go into a compartment at the bottom of the balloon and fly away.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091015/ap_on_re_us/us_boy_in_balloon


4 Responses to “6-year-old boy floats away in balloon”

  1. 1 James McCallister
    October 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    The boy is now found hiding in the attic and says mom and dad set it up for the show. I think mom and dad should pay ALL costs incurred from the lie as well as serving time in jail for filing a false police report. They had the entire country worried about their sons safety. That goes to show you that they have no regard for the rest of the country, especially Police, Rescue, FAA and all the other agencys helping in this horrible and sickening joke, Its Not Funny.

  2. October 19, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Can you believe this garbage. Media malpractice to be sure: http://wp.me/pF6dl-O

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