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October 15, 2009

UPDATE: Capsule Empty....Breaking: A Kid Is Apparently Trapped Inside A Ballooon That Took Off And Is Flying Around Colorado (BUMPED)

4:59 est. Cavutto is on with the Wells County Sheriff's office and a spokeswoman says they are investigating a report of something falling off the bottom of the balloon where the door was.

Doesn't sound like the report that the cops think he was never in the balloon was correct.

Local TV livestream.

4:26 est.

According to radio reports now the cops are saying they now think he was never in the balloon.

Let's hope this was a kid prank that got out of hand.

Now there saying there was another compartment that was missing and there was some talk that they are searching a field where someone saw something land.

Bottom line is right now they have no idea. All anyone knows is a 6 year old boy is missing.

MSNBC is now saying that the dad says there's a piece of the compartment is missing. Shit. (3:48 est)

The kid's not in there.


He wasn't at the home.


It could be a hoax or something awful.

I really, really hope this is a hoax or the little boy is hiding.

It's down. In a field and rescuer workers are there.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Damn lucky at the end.

Latest from MSNBC (3:32 eastern)...500 feet and descending. It maybe coming to an end soon. Prayers.

Original posts....
It's on FNC now, I'm looking for a story but it's the weirdest chase ever on cable.

The kid is 6 and the ballon can go as high as 10,000 feet.

Right now they are just following it and have no clue how to get him down.


It's a large, homemade Mylar balloon filled with helium and an enclosed capsule of some kind. It looks like it's bouncing around and flying along at a good clip. The poor kid must be sick and freezing.

The balloon seems to be expanding which means it may increase in altitude and at some point hypoxia becomes a worry.

God this is awful.

Just to be clear they aren't 100% sure the kid is in there but they are pretty sure, there's no way to communicate with him.

Police are saying it's descending but that the 'capsule' was not meant to have someone in it and "is not well attached".

They are now saying it's at 8'000 feet. I don't know if that's AGL or MSL. It's heading towards Denver which is not a very good landing place. If all holds the same, it will be in the Denver area in an hour or so.

MSNBC says it's at 4,000 AGL, about 10,000 MSL. It's hard to say.

They are talking about lower a national gurdsman down from a helicopter or something. Apparently it's descending.

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