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jettaglxdriver
10-15-2009, 01:46 PM
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/video/18205848/index.html

I bet these parents are in a world of **** when this is done. I hope the kid comes out of this ok.

Hulk
10-15-2009, 02:01 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/ci_13568863

Hulk
10-15-2009, 02:08 PM
http://www.9news.com/video/player_live.aspx

nakman
10-15-2009, 02:20 PM
http://www.9news.com/video/player_live.aspx

Holy cow that thing is moving! wow.

jettaglxdriver
10-15-2009, 02:32 PM
its actually circling one area it looks fast due to the film coming from flying helos that are really zooming in on him

nakman
10-15-2009, 02:32 PM
Now estimated at 500' elevation...

nakman
10-15-2009, 02:36 PM
Wow!!! understatement of the century, but man that landing could have been a lot worse. talk about gentle...

treerootCO
10-15-2009, 02:42 PM
no one came out though...

nakman
10-15-2009, 02:52 PM
Well now what? hope he jumped out early, and the kid is ok.

AxleIke
10-15-2009, 02:56 PM
Ugh... That is awful. I hope he just let the balloon go accidently and now is hiding somewhere in the neighborhood because he thinks he'll be in trouble. :(

corsair23
10-15-2009, 03:05 PM
:(

Too much "misinformation", or lack of real information...but if this turns out on a good note it will be a miracle...I read earlier that a sibling reportedly saw the boy get in and untie the balloon from its tether.

Romer
10-15-2009, 03:17 PM
One of the news agencies said someone saw something fall from the ballon and they are searching. Makes me want to go hug my kids . . . . damn they moved out, have to do that later

rover67
10-15-2009, 03:22 PM
this is really sad. i hope the kid somehow is OK.

wesintl
10-15-2009, 04:01 PM
The boy's father Richard Heene is a known storm chaser. During an appearance on the television program WifeSwap, Heene and his wife, Mayumi, focused on their love of science.

I saw that episode of wife swap. That guy is outta his mind. Total nut job.

I'm wacked out for watchin that crap but it makes me feel like i'm a normal person .. :D

wesintl
10-15-2009, 04:31 PM
lawn chair pilot was way cooler!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Walters

nuclearlemon
10-15-2009, 05:16 PM
punk kid is hiding in the garage attic.

the bill their parents get might teach them how fun a joke like this is....:rolleyes:

corsair23
10-15-2009, 05:20 PM
Glad to hear the kid is alive...

I imagine the "rescue" cost to this family could prove to immense...Can the family apply for some bailout money? :hill:

subzali
10-15-2009, 05:24 PM
:doh:

MDH33
10-15-2009, 05:39 PM
That kid is in for a Whoopin!

jettaglxdriver
10-15-2009, 06:01 PM
Looks like AxleIke had it exactly right or the kid was put up to it. I did make a "hey timmy fell into the well, no he was hiding in the barn" comment at work earlier. This was about when it was at 500 feet and about to land.

Glad the kid is ok but from what I have seen so far with those parents the kid is far from ok.

subzali
10-15-2009, 06:31 PM
International recognition (BBC, Al-Jazeera, etc.), Google News headline right up there with Pakistani terrorist attacks - if you wanted publicity then here you go.

farnhamstj
10-15-2009, 07:14 PM
This guy didn't have the sense to hide in the attic.http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2008-16.html

Bikeman
10-15-2009, 10:30 PM
I'm glad I didn't waste any time watching this crap. What a media circus (my dad told me). He was pissed they broke into regular TV so he missed Dr. OZ. And what a nutcase dad having that thing in the backyard for kids to screw with and stop air traffic.

Tch2fly
10-29-2009, 12:54 PM
the whole story has finally come out
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after the balloon landed they checked it over for the boy ....
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but the rescue crews failed to report that they did find something in the balloon ....

they kept it to themselves ....

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corsair23
10-29-2009, 01:21 PM
:lmao:

Hulk
12-23-2009, 04:39 PM
Balloon boy parents are jailed (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8429080.stm)

Guess this means the reality show is postponed?

DaveInDenver
12-23-2009, 05:08 PM
guess This Means The Reality Show Is Postponed?

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