DENVER
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

6-year-old boy missing after floating away in homemade balloon

A flying saucer-shaped helium balloon drifted away from a home in Fort Collins, Colorado Thursday morning with a 6-year-old boy inside. The contraption, which was not designed for air travel, came crashing down in a field more than two hours later, without the boy inside.

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