Balloon lands in Colorado, boy not inside

By Keith Coffman

DENVER (Reuters) – A 6-year-old boy, [Falcon Heene,] said to have climbed into a homemade helium balloon that took off and flew across Colorado on Thursday, was not inside when the contraption landed and authorities launched a search for him.

Source: Reuters.

The response on twitter was even faster. The hastag #balloonboy shot to top trend in a matter of hours. A website was created, and of course there was a t-shirt, “Go Falcon, Go.”

The back story is that the 6-year old was a member of the family that was on the “Wife Swap” show. You can see Falcon in this youtube video.