Balloon boy found safe at home |

Balloon boy found safe at home

Associated Press Writer

** CORRECTS AIR DATE TO OCT. 3 ** In this TV publicity image released by ABC, the Heene family, clockwise from back left, Richard, Mayumi, Ryan, Falcon and Bradford are shown at their home in Fort Collins, Colo. on Nov. 15, 2008. The Heene family were featured on the 100th episode of the ABC reality series, "Wife Swap," airing on Oct. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/ABC)

FORT COLLINS – 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.

The boy’s brother had said he saw 6-year-old Falcon Heene get in the balloon before it took off. The flight last two hours and spanned 50 miles and set off a frantic search.

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