BREAKING NEWS: Balloon Boy Found Alive and Safe

Oct. 15 2009, Published 9:31 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

A six-year-old boy believed to have set off a large helium balloon on Thursday has been found safe and alive.

Six Year Old Not Found In Floating Balloon

Authorities said Falcon Heene was at home and hiding in the family’s attic the entire time the balloon was in flight. He is currently at home and is doing fine.

Rescue teams feared Heene may have fallen from a box that should have been attached to the bottom of the Mylar vessel. A sheriff’s deputy said on Thursday that he saw an object fall off the balloon.

Article continues below advertisement

People across the world watched Thursday as the homemade helium balloon soared 7,000 feet over eastern Colorado for more than an hour and a half.


© Copyright 2022 Radar Media Group LLC. OPERATED BY EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.