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  1. #1
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    Jan 2006

    2 College Students Found Dead Inside Helium Balloon in Florida

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    LUTZ, Fla. Two college students were found dead inside a large, deflated helium balloon after apparently pulling it down and crawling inside it, officials said.

    The deaths of Jason Ackerman and Sara Rydman, both 21, appear to be accidental, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Maj. Bob Schrader said.

    Their bodies were found Saturday partially inside a deflated helium balloon at the entrance of a condominium complex a few miles north of Tampa. The 8-foot-diameter balloon was used to advertise the complex.

    "It was more a fun thing they thought they were doing," said Linda Rydman, whose daughter was found dead. "You know how you blow up the balloon and suck the helium."

  2. #2
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    Feb 2005
    Nor Cal
    Apparently they were not science majors. Lack of oxygen to the brain, duh! I know that was mean...this is such a sad story of two young lives wasted doing something so stupid.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2003

    I agree...Please tell me that parents are not going...

    ....to sue anyone over this...

  4. #4
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    Jul 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by cappuccina
    ....to sue anyone over this...
    I am sure they will. It seems that bring 21 years old, they would have had more sense.

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