6 year old child alone in a hot air balloon

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    6 year old child alone in a hot air balloon

    I hope this ends well, poor kid.

    Here's the story. Happening now.Boy floating over Colo. in balloon, deputies say - Life- msnbc.com
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    Just saw it land just now at 2:36 pm central time. Looked like a very soft landing. Not sure about the safety of the kid yet
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    Now they are saying there was no kid inside... so now they are trying to figure out what is going on.
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    Hope they find what happened to him.

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    They had reports that he may have fallen out.. Very sad.
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Luke 22:36

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    I sure hope the kid is sound safe, but I can only imagine what shade of red my fanny would have been if I did something like this
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    sorry, but it's a hoax

    What does a 6 year old kid weigh?

    This was not a hot air balloon, it was lifted by helium. It takes 1000 cubic feet of helium to lift 65 pounds; that balloon would have maybe 200 cubic feet. He was never in that balloon.

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    He would have to be an awful lightweight 6 year old. That is not a very large balloon.

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    I don't feel good about this; I agree with Anubis - that's a pretty small balloon to carry much cargo at all. I for one, could not see how any basket could have been attached. And as many people were watching that balloon, surely someone would have seen the basket fall??
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    Family was on Wife Swap.. Parents are known to be risk takers and from what I have seen on the net they are kinda wild.

    Here is a link to a video the parents made of the kids...?

    YouTube - Wife Swap Heene boys Not Pussified music video

    In any case I hope the missing boy is safe.

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    The dad was a storm chaser. Maybe he was designing the balloon to carry instruments in storms. I couldn't help but think how much that device looked like a UFO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edr9x23super View Post
    I don't feel good about this; I agree with Anubis - that's a pretty small balloon to carry much cargo at all. I for one, could not see how any basket could have been attached. And as many people were watching that balloon, surely someone would have seen the basket fall??
    Latest report is there is a picture to back up the eye witness's statement of something falling from the balloon, which has prompted a ground search.

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    The boy is found and is okay......? strange happenings at that house. Looks like the older brother may have been lying.
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    Found him in the attic, I just heard.
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    Yep, found hiding in a box in the attic of the garage! Love to be a fly on the wall in that house tonight!
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