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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.

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