Falcon Heene, a six-year-old boy from Colorado is missing after an experimental balloon crash landed. The boy's brother said he saw Falcon get in the balloon before it went into the air. It rose to about 11,000 feet before returning to the ground near Denver.
Police are looking for the boy. Some say he may have fallen from the balloon and others think he never got in the balloon but is hiding because he doesn't want to get into trouble.
It doesn't look to me like a helium-filled balloon this small could carry a kid aloft.
Update: He was hiding in a cardboard box in the garage all along! [CNN]
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