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    Six-Year-Old Boy Trapped in Weather Balloon (merged)

    click link for video - - - -[url]http://www.tmz.com/[/url]

    A six-year-old boy somehow climbed inside a weather balloon in Ft. Collins, Colorado -- and now the balloon is careening out of control with the boy stuck inside.

    The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says the 6-year-old boy's family was building an experimental aircraft which had a large helium balloon attached to it at their home on Fossil Ridge Road in Fort Collins.

    The family told officials the boy got onto the aircraft and was able to untie the rope that held the aircraft in place. The device -- which is 20 feet long -- has the potential to rise to 10,000 feet.
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    click the link---the video is live - - - -> [url]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33330516/ns/us_news-life[/url]

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    [QUOTE=LockeJET;3310995]click link for video - - - -[url]http://www.tmz.com/[/url]

    A six-year-old boy somehow climbed inside a weather balloon in Ft. Collins, Colorado -- and now the balloon is careening out of control with the boy stuck inside.

    The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says the 6-year-old boy's family was building an experimental aircraft which had a large helium balloon attached to it at their home on Fossil Ridge Road in Fort Collins.

    The family told officials the boy got onto the aircraft and was able to untie the rope that held the aircraft in place. The device -- which is 20 feet long -- has the potential to rise to 10,000 feet.[/QUOTE]


    Uggh.. I don't want to see that freakin video. God help him.

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    i have nothing to say that wouldn't be offensive and/or wildly inappropriate.


    best of luck to the family :(

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    That thing looks like the Jupiter ll....and its moving...

    That poor kid is doomed....even if one could catch up to it...wont a helicopters rotors just blow it away?

    :eek:

    They are talking about it on Franceser now.....he's all over it!

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    Is there a chance it will descend on it's own? This really makes me sick to my stomach... poor kid must be frantic. :(

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    OMFG! Any1 catch this breaking news?

    Apparently there is a six year old boy who climbed into his parents experimental helium balloon and launched it. He is now haplessly sailing over the skies of Colorado while authorities try to figure out how to get control of the thing somehow. The balloon could get to 10,000 feet and if that happens there's no predicting where the wind will carry him to.

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    OT: Boy stuck inside ballon flying over colorado

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    this is the most insane thing I've ever heard.

    6 year old boy is 7000 feet up in the air inside of a homemade helium balloon.

    Doesn't look good, he has no control of the thing, its 7 degrees at that altitude, and its moving fast...

    Hope all turns out well

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    They are saying the boy may have fallen out. :eek::(

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    On the bright side, if he makes it OK, he'll be on the Tonight show.

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    this story is awful ...we've had it on here at work for a while, I can't concentrate

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3311018]this story is awful ...we've had it on here at work for a while, I can't concentrate[/QUOTE]

    Dude....who is getting this video? They look like they are right up there with it......What are they doing to help?:eek:

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    Boys name is Falcon.... interesting

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    The Tom Jones dude talking, who is a former astronaut, seems to think that this is no big deal whatsoever and there's nothing to worry about:eek:

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    hahahhaa

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    Who the Fck has an "experimental balloon-powered aircraft" in their backyard that is so poorly secured that a 6 year old can untie it? That's messed up...

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    [QUOTE=32green;3311020]Dude....who is getting this video? They look like they are right up there with it......What are they doing to help?:eek:[/QUOTE]
    they are talking about a helicoptor (I don't have the sound up, just cc, and I have been sort of busy at work so i have missed much discussion) I guess if they could get a couple of choppers above to create a downwind...this is an awful situation

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    Yeah I saw it.... Anyone seen that movie Danny Deckchair?

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    He'll freeze to death. Bad.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3311023]The Tom Jones dude talking, who is a former astronaut, seems to think that this is no big deal whatsoever and there's nothing to worry about:eek:[/QUOTE]
    how high is it? It looks as if the oxygen might be thin and it has to be cold as hell

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