It’s down, according to MSNBC (via NPR), somewhere between Ft. Collins and Greeley, CO. Apparently, the child is NOT in the balloon. Traffic at D10 has been rerouted around to accommodate the search area.
It may be “obvious”…however I would like to think that it only “appeared” he actually climbed on board. Hence the question…is he confirmed missing. And possibly not hiding because he realizes he just really screwed up, and is terrified. Just a thought.
For those not wanting to follow the video coverage elsewhere, NPR has a decent page set up that is following everything, including links to all of the video being put up by CNN, MSNBC, and local stations KUSA and News9. You’ll find a lot of good stuff there.
There might also be something (very little though) on the KDEN LiveATC feed.
There are so many conclusions/theories being posted all over, so I’d suggest reserving judgment and just read what comes in until all the facts are in…
There are times when it is okay to have a tacky/tasteless joke and times when it is not cool.
For this, especially when a child’s life is at stake here, let alone the sanity of the parents and their family, it is not cool. Let’s just hope that he turns up and turns up fine, instead of making some crass joke about where they may be from.
“Officials in Colorado say a 6-year-old boy believed to have floated off in a helium balloon was found safe hiding in the family’s attic Thursday. An all-out search had been going on after the balloon was recovered without the boy inside.”