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    CO - Colorado Balloon Boy Hoax - #1

    A 6-year-old boy is floating over northeastern Colorado in a homebuilt lighter-than-air craft and authorities are racing to try and rescue him.

    The craft, shaped like a UFO, covered in foil and filled with helium, lifted the boy into the air near Fort Collins Thursday morning after the boy apparently unhooking the balloon.

    More at link:
    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...39/detail.html

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    There is supposed to be a live feed at the below link, but all I see is a green screen.

    LIVE VIDEO: AirTracker 7 Looks For Floating Boy
    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/vide...848/index.html

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    Crap, this thing can climb to 10,000 feet

    http://cbs4denver.com/local/colorado...2.1250556.html

    Boy Flying In Experimental Aircraft Near Milliken

    MILLIKEN, Colo. (CBS4) ―
    A six-year-old boy is flying in a homemade aircraft right now over Highway 85 near Milliken. The boy has already traveled about 15 miles

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    Pictures at the below link. The website is loading up wierd for me. Maybe it's my computer today.

    http://www.9news.com/news/article.as...5161&catid=339

    Live link at the top of the above page. Poor kid!
    Last edited by SuziQ; 10-15-2009 at 02:38 PM.

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    SusiQ, I got the live feed but I don't see the balloon. I pray he's able to get down safely. Then he'll have a wonderful story to tell for the rest of his life about flying away in a flying saucer.

    So scary for him and his parents.

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    The camera is mounted under the helicopter and it's making me nauseous to watch. I can't imagine how frightened he is.

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    OMG! If I were his mother, I'd be throwing up .... and hysterical! I'm a very emotional person, and was so close to my sons ... I'd be shaking and going crazy, thinking how scared he was .. and worrying if he was ok, crying for me, .. etc. I'm praying for him ... that the angels are riding with him .. and bring him down safely!!!

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    How do they plan on getting him down. He's gotten close to land a couple of times, but he's going really fast.

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    My son and I are watching this in awe. We are holding our breath that this kid is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilshowers View Post
    OMG! If I were his mother, I'd be throwing up .... and hysterical! I'm a very emotional person, and was so close to my sons ... I'd be shaking and going crazy, thinking how scared he was .. and worrying if he was ok, crying for me, .. etc. I'm praying for him ... that the angels are riding with him .. and bring him down safely!!!
    I feel the same way and he's not even mine. I'm praying right there with you.


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    Angels can fly fast ... real fast.

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    Does he have enough oxygen up there? Adnoid where are you?

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    Ugh, now he seems to keep getting higher and higher.

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    It looks very high to me, and it is moving very fast! Would they try some kind of mid-air rescue from a helicopter??

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    It looks like he's so high now that the copter can't climb any further.

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