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Boy stuck inside balloon at 6,000 feet

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SomeGuy Thu 15-Oct-09 22:50:21 -over-Colorado.html

'A Larimer County Sheriff's spokesman confirmed that the boy was inside the balloon, which she described as "a homemade helium balloon made to look like a UFO."

Reports said the boy got into the device, which it described as a "home-made flying saucer" at his family's home in Fort Collins and that it then came loose from its tether.

The aircraft, which can reportedly reach altitudes of 10,000 feet (3,048 metres), was last spotted flying over nearby Weld County.

Kathy Davis, spokesman for the sheriff's office. told CNN: "Our office received a call this morning and our emergency service on patrol responded to a (Fort Collins) address on reports of a home-made flying saucer built by an adult male that came loose from its tether and took off, flying in an easterly direction.

"Apparently a six-year-old boy had climbed into the access door and is in the device. "'

alwayslookingforanswers Thu 15-Oct-09 22:53:25

according to the other thread about it it came down and he wasn't in it.

mummyofprincesses Thu 15-Oct-09 23:06:28

Was watching live on CNN with my heart in my mouth.

Have they found him yet? Praying he was never actually in there.

magicOC Thu 15-Oct-09 23:14:33

He's alive and well smile

Was hiding in an attick in the garage

mummyofprincesses Thu 15-Oct-09 23:15:30

Thank Goodness.
Probably scared he would be in trouble for letting the balloon go!

GypsyMoth Thu 15-Oct-09 23:16:49

well thats one to tell his grandchildren!!

browntrout Fri 16-Oct-09 09:40:35

not all it seems!

from the mouths of babes and all that

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