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Old 10-15-2009, 12:47 PM
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6-year-old Colorado boy floats away in balloon

A runaway balloon has touched down in Colorado after a 6-year-old boy untied it from his family home in Fort Collins.

The dome-shaped balloon is 20 feet long and 5 feet high, Larimer County Sheriff's Office says.

The boy was not inside the helium aircraft when it landed, CNN affiliate KMGH reported.

A sibling saw the boy get into the craft Thursday morning. Officials were concerned that the boy may have fallen out of it, an undersheriff said.

Margie Martinez of the Weld County Sheriff's Office said a sibling saw Falcon Heene climb into the basket before the balloon took off from his parents' Fort Collins, Colorado home.

Since the door on the balloon was unlocked, it's possible the boy had fallen out, Martinez said.

The balloon appeared to be a saucer-shaped, Mylar-coated helium balloon, similar to a party balloon. The craft was drifting eastward, authorities said.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/15/col...oon/index.html
 
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:58 PM
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Hope the boy escape unhurt.

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:16 PM
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He wasn't on the balloon and they cannot find him. Pretty scared story.
 
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:33 PM
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They should begin searching from the house. If I were a six-year-old, I'd jump out before i got too high. He may be nearby.

All my best to the poor little fella.
 
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:45 PM
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The boy was found safe.
http://www.newschannel10.com/Global/...asp?S=11323222
 
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:40 PM
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You are right Cricket, The boy was found safe..
I've seen it at the Yahoo news, here's the link
http://m.www.yahoo.com/_ylt=AjO8ltJv...boy_in_balloon
 
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:00 PM
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You are right Cricket, The boy was found safe..
I've seen it at the Yahoo news, here's the link
http://m.www.yahoo.com/_ylt=AjO8ltJv...boy_in_balloon
that's good to hear. just like in Pixar's movie Up!.where a boy accidentally flew to the air unaware it would happen..
 
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:08 PM
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Oh man I wouldn't be the parents or I will have an heart attack.

Happy ending, that's great
 
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:09 PM
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Saw this unfold while watching the lunchtime news.

They seemed to have trouble figuring out how to get in once they got it on the ground and tied down.

News ended so didn't see anymore.
 
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:54 AM
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Great to hear about happy ending for this no doubt an adventurous boy!
 
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:45 AM
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I think that his parents had some hard times with the social officers and with the police as they didn't pay enough attetion to the son.
Thanks God, the boy is safe.
 
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:58 AM
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Good ending to this drama I must say, hope everyone learn their lessons.

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Old 10-17-2009, 03:23 AM
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I want to hear the boy's story on how he escapes from the balloon.
 
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:02 AM
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I watched this news yesterday while having my launch and I think it was the fault of his parents. It is good that the kid was unhurt. Funny this boy is adventurous and a little bit naughty.
 
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:58 PM
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Seemed to be a hoax if you ask me.
 
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:59 PM
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Of course as most of you know, this thing is all over the news right now.

Sheriff plans to file criminal charges against 'Balloon Boy' dad and others
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-...nclick_check=1
 
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:04 PM
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They deserve it, all I remember hearing all that day is, oh he is going to die and all these people were crying over it. What that man did was wrong and stupid and he deserves to be thrown in jail.
 
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The boy seems adventurous. Hope he would at least fly in the balloon when he grows up...
 
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:34 PM
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The boy seems adventurous. Hope he would at least fly in the balloon when he grows up...
Ummmm... did you actually read this thread?
 
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:46 PM
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On Larry King Live, Wolf Blitzer was interviewing Falcon. and he stated "We did this for the show" ... It's been a bit of an issue, but I'm having a hard time hearing the few words the kid said before those exact words. I have an idea but want to hear a second opinion.

Video on CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/...t.for.show.cnn
 
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