posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 01:53 PM
What kind of a craft is this? How did the boy get inside and then get airborne? Who is responsible for this? How will they try to rescue him? This
is the weirdest story I've seen. They said he could get up to 10,000 feet!
The father and son had apparently been working on the aircraft for some time.
Fort Collins police and other authorities have been alerted and Airtracker 7 has launched in an effort to locate the boy.
Airtracker 7 located the craft at 12:35 p.m. at about 8,000 feet in Weld County. It appeared to be slightly tilted.
Skies in the area are partly cloudy and southwest wind speeds are 15 to 20 miles per hour.
"It is believed the device could rise to 10,000 feet," said Eloise Campanella, Larimer County Sheriff's Officer spokeswoman.
Deputies from Larimer and Weld counties are tracking the balloon as it drifts.
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