A 6-year-old boy is floating over northeastern Colorado in a homebuilt lighter-than-air craft and authorities are racing to try and rescue him. The homemade flying saucer , covered in foil and filled with helium, lifted the boy into the air near Fort Collins Thursday morning after the balloon became untethered at the family home. Fort Collins police and other authorities have been alerted and Airtracker 7 has launched in an effort to locate the boy. We’re told the boy was near Milliken around noon and was heading southeast at about 7,000 feet, which would be about 2,000 feet above ground level. Skies in the area are partly cloudy and southwest wind speeds are 15 to 20 miles per hour. “It is believed the device could rise to 10,000 feet,” said Eloise Campanella, Larimer County Sheriff’s Officer spokeswoman. Deputies from Larimer and Weld counties are tracking the balloon as it drifts.
….and it’s over. The kid was hiding in the attic.