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#185435 - 10/15/09 07:07 PM Balloon lands after 6 y/o seen getting in
Desperado Offline
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Boy not found after balloon lands
Balloon lands after 6 y/o boy seen getting in along.


Oh man I hope that kid is okay.
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#185453 - 10/15/09 10:47 PM Re: Balloon lands after 6 y/o seen getting in [Re: Desperado]
NobodySpecial Offline
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Originally Posted By: Desperado
Oh man I hope that kid is okay.

He might not be when they've done with him !

(for those who didn't read the story - he was playing with a large helium balloon that escaped. After a 50mile multi-agency, multi-helicopter S&R - he was discovered hiding in the attic in the box the balloon came in !)




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#185454 - 10/15/09 10:54 PM Re: Balloon lands after 6 y/o seen getting in [Re: NobodySpecial]
TeacherRO Offline
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1. Do not leave a giant balloon tethered to your house
2. When a kid goes missing; check the usual places
3. Repeat items 1 and 2.

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#185464 - 10/16/09 12:53 AM Re: Balloon lands after 6 y/o seen getting in [Re: TeacherRO]
LED Offline
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Good advice. What a silly waste of news coverage.

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#185465 - 10/16/09 12:58 AM Re: Balloon lands after 6 y/o seen getting in [Re: TeacherRO]
thseng Offline
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I heard on the radio that he was hiding in a box in the attic of his garage the whole time.

Looks like the story's been updated.
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#185467 - 10/16/09 01:12 AM Re: Balloon lands after 6 y/o seen getting in [Re: thseng]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Must have been a slow news day. I'm so glad there aren't important and complicated issues to discuss.

No doubt this kid is, uh, grounded for approximately the next ten years. Who just 'volunteered' to take out the trash until forever? Bet I know.

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#185469 - 10/16/09 01:28 AM Re: Balloon lands after 6 y/o seen getting in [Re: dougwalkabout]
unimogbert Offline
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Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout


No doubt this kid is, uh, grounded for approximately the next ten years. Who just 'volunteered' to take out the trash until forever? Bet I know.


Father and son team to wash the Larimer and Weld county patrol cars, fire trucks and rescue vehicles by hand every week for a year.

But you have to admit it was more fun than the USUAL missing child calls.....

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#185475 - 10/16/09 02:04 AM Re: Balloon lands after 6 y/o seen getting in [Re: unimogbert]
2005RedTJ Offline
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Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 475
Loc: Birmingham, Alabama
What's funny is I called this. I told my girlfriend and my co-workers that the kid wasn't even in the balloon, long before it landed.

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#185482 - 10/16/09 02:23 AM Re: Balloon lands after 6 y/o seen getting in [Re: 2005RedTJ]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: W. WA
They were taking the word of one of his brothers. The photo shown on TV showed three boys all about the same age. hmmmmm......

Parents smart enough to build a helium balloon in the shape of a flying saucer, but without sense enough to search the house/garage to make sure the kid wasn't there before calling authorities.

I wonder what that search cost?

Sue

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#185492 - 10/16/09 03:03 AM Re: Balloon lands after 6 y/o seen getting in [Re: Susan]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
From what I've read over the years, "missing kid discovered hiding at home" is a recurrent theme, and law enforcement is well aware of it. A cursory check doesn't find them; you have to go over the whole place with a flashlight and tweezers. I think it was right for the parents to call the authorities although the circumstances were quite odd/weird/embarrassing.

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