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A child of six has floated away in a hot air balloon after climbing into the makeshift craft in Colorado, USA, reports say. The silver balloon, which resembles a flying saucer, can be seen drifting thousands of feet in the air.
Authorities on the ground in Denver are now desperately trying to work out how to rescue the boy safely.
Police said there was no way to reach the boy inside or to ascertain his condition.
The Denver Post newspaper reported that the boy got into the home-made balloon at his family's home in Fort Collins and that it then came loose from its tether.
A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Mike Fergus says the agency had been notified and it was unclear whether traffic controllers had picked it up on radar.