Balloon lands after 6-year-old boy seen getting in - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Balloon lands after 6-year-old boy seen getting in

By P. SOLOMON BANDA
Associated Press Writer

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A homemade balloon aircraft has landed in a Colorado field after a 6-year-old boy was seen climbing in. Rescue crews have surrounded the balloon. The child's fate was unclear.

Larimer County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Cathy Davis told reporters the balloon was owned by the boy's parents and tethered behind the family's home. She says two sons were playing outside when the older boy saw the younger one go into a compartment at the bottom of the balloon and fly away.

The balloon had been airborne for more than two hours.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Two local students honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

    Two local students honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:05:10 GMT

    Quite an accomplishment for two high school seniors in Calcasieu Parish. Sherie Broussard and Nicholas Watts are being recognized for 13 years of  perfect attendance.  They will be honored at the June 12 regular school board meeting. Broussard is a graduate of Sam Houston High School with a 3.52 GPA. She plans to attend Sowela Technical Community College and major in Process Technology. Following graduation from Sowela, Broussard plans to continue her education at McNeese ...

    More >>

    Quite an accomplishment for two high school seniors in Calcasieu Parish. Sherie Broussard and Nicholas Watts are being recognized for 13 years of  perfect attendance.  They will be honored at the June 12 regular school board meeting. Broussard is a graduate of Sam Houston High School with a 3.52 GPA. She plans to attend Sowela Technical Community College and major in Process Technology. Following graduation from Sowela, Broussard plans to continue her education at McNeese ...

    More >>
  • Ninth annual Arts and Crabs event coming to Lake Charles

    Ninth annual Arts and Crabs event coming to Lake Charles

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-05-25 15:38:41 GMT
    Arts and Crabs 2018 will be held August 18 at Burton Coliseum (Source: The Arts Council of SWLA)Arts and Crabs 2018 will be held August 18 at Burton Coliseum (Source: The Arts Council of SWLA)
    Arts and Crabs 2018 will be held August 18 at Burton Coliseum (Source: The Arts Council of SWLA)Arts and Crabs 2018 will be held August 18 at Burton Coliseum (Source: The Arts Council of SWLA)
    The Arts Council of SWLA will host its ninth annual Arts and Crabs fundraiser event, according to Jody Taylor, project coordinator for the Arts Council. Arts and Crabs, named a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” for five years in a row by the Southeast Tourism Society, will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, August 18 at Burton Coliseum. Taylor says that attendees will be able to sample seafood dishes from local chefs and Louisiana craft beers. "Best Crab D...More >>
    The Arts Council of SWLA will host its ninth annual Arts and Crabs fundraiser event, according to Jody Taylor, project coordinator for the Arts Council. Arts and Crabs, named a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” for five years in a row by the Southeast Tourism Society, will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, August 18 at Burton Coliseum. Taylor says that attendees will be able to sample seafood dishes from local chefs and Louisiana craft beers. "Best Crab D...More >>
  • Rodeo Culture Runs Deep in SWLA

    Rodeo Culture Runs Deep in SWLA

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-05-25 15:27:26 GMT

    It's a culture that runs strong in Southwest Louisiana... rodeo culture that is. And for many, it's a way of life that starts at a young age.  Rodeo participants prepare throughout the year with hopes of qualifying for state and local rodeos, vying for a chance to qualify for national championships.  

    More >>

    It's a culture that runs strong in Southwest Louisiana... rodeo culture that is. And for many, it's a way of life that starts at a young age.  Rodeo participants prepare throughout the year with hopes of qualifying for state and local rodeos, vying for a chance to qualify for national championships.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly