Thursday, October 15, 2009


Hunt On for Boy Believed to Have Been in Runaway Balloon That Crashed in Colorado

Thursday, October 15, 2009

DEVELOPING: A homemade balloon slowly descended in a Colorado field Thursday, but the fate of a 6-year-old boy believed to be inside was not known, authorities said.
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 child was identified as Falcon Heene, the son of a Colorado weather-chaser. The boy and his family first appeared on the ABC series "Wife Swap" on Oct. 3, 2008 and was then voted back for the 100th episode of the show, which aired on March 13, 2009.

Police in Colorado were performing a ground search for the boy.
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.
"We'll just have to respond the best we can," Davis said. "This is a first and we'll do what we need to do."

In my humble opinion, it is unlikely that a six year old boy could untie the ropes securing the helium balloon and go inside.  This could be a publicity stunt.  Time will tell.

I still think it was a publicity stunt.  If I am wrong, then I am glad the boy is safe

October 16 interview with family the next day

I am still not convinced.  Stunt!!!

What is your opinion?

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