Colorado Boy, Feared Missing in Balloon, Found Safe at Home

Colorado Boy, Feared Missing in Balloon, Found Safe at Home

Published October 15, 2009

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A 6-year-old Colorado boy feared to have floated off in a helium balloon has been found safe at his home, hiding in a cardboard box in the garage attic.

Sheriff Jim Alderman turned to reporters during a news conference and held thumbs up and said, "He's at the house." Alderden said an investigator on the scene saw the boy and he was fine.

 He said the boy apparently has been in the attic the whole time.

Written by the Associated Press

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