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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:31 PM
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No burner in this balloon; must be helium.

I hope it doesn’t fall apart.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:32 PM
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Poudre elementary schools are closed today for parent teacher conferences.

Otherwise this kid would probably have been in school.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:33 PM
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It does look like it's comming down. It didn't clear those power lines by much.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:34 PM
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Live coverage: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...87392#22887392

Man, I hope the kid is alright. That is something I definetely would have done at his age given the chance. I guess he is at about 6000 feet agl right now.

Does anybody know if the craft is some form of kit, or completely home-made? I guess allowing the balloon to descend on its own is the safest plan of action, barring a storm on the way. I can't think of any good ways to lower it without risking destroying it.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:35 PM
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He's down.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:36 PM
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:36 PM
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It's a hot air balloon. It will come down as soon as it cools off. Shouldn't take too long.

Edit: some news sources say hot air balloon others say helium.
I'm looking at it on live feed, it ain't a hot air balloon.

Granted, it's the Fox live feed, so it may be a hot air balloon and they are manipulating the image to make it appear to be a helium balloon, and the reports of it being tethered in the family's driveway may have been fabricated by Fox News, but what I'm seeing looks like a helium filled envelope.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:36 PM
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It's down.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:37 PM
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My guess is somethings wrong because they are not getting the kid out
quickly....or he isn't in the balloon.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:38 PM
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It doesn't look good. If there's a boy, he isn't moving.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:38 PM
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Firemen are attacking with shovels, killing the beast
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:39 PM
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:40 PM
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The child fell from the baloon.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 02:40 PM
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There's no boy; HOAX.

Gosh, billions of dollars spent on this coverage.
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