October 15, 2009
A frame grab from CBS4Denver.com shows a law enforcement officer running toward a homemade helium-filled balloon as it lands near the Denver airport. The balloon, owned by Richard Heene, took off from the yard of the Heene home in Fort Collins, Colo. Authorities at first thought 6-year-old Falcon Heene had climbed into the balloon, prompting a massive search-and-rescue effort. The child was later found at the family home. The balloon floated about 50 miles across Colorado as television viewers watched the event live.