How would you be rescued by the authorities if you floated away holding on to balloons? Like imagine you’re the house in Up?

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How would you be rescued by the authorities if you floated away holding on to balloons? Like imagine you’re the house in Up?

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Pull them down by their string one at a time and keep popping them until I start descending. Simplz.

Pellet gun and hope for the best. In all honesty unless you were in imminent danger (power lines, airport) then I suspect they’d let you go until those balloons bleed out and let you return to ground on your own.

As this literally happened IRL, not much can be done. You can wiki this, but I didn’t include the wiki because I think that’s against the rules.

The “Balloon Boy” hoax occurred on October 15, 2009, when a homemade helium-filled gas balloon shaped to resemble a silver flying saucer was released into the atmosphere above Fort Collins, Colorado, by Richard and Mayumi Heene. They then claimed that their six-year-old son Falcon was trapped inside it. Authorities confirmed the balloon reached 7,000 feet (2,100 m) during its 90-minute flight. The event attracted worldwide attention, and Falcon was nicknamed “Balloon Boy” in the media.

National Guard helicopters and local police pursued the balloon. After flying for more than an hour and approximately 50 miles (80 km), the balloon landed about 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Denver International Airport. When Falcon was not found inside and it was reported that an object had been seen falling from the balloon, a search was begun. Later that day, the boy was found hiding in the attic of his home, where he had apparently been the entire time.

Nobody gets rescued in mid-air. The authorities simply follow the balloonatic until he comes down. If he floats out of their jurisdiction, they usually consider him someone else’s problem.

Some baloonatics carry BB guns or pellet guns to puncture balloons and release gas. One was ‘rescued’ by friends on the ground who used a .22 rifle to bring him down.

‘Lawnchair Larry’ used a BB gun, but accidentally dropped it after shooting some balloons – but apparently not as many as he intended to. ( He somehow survived landing in electrical lines )