Talk:6-year-old boy in Colorado found alive, unhurt after runaway balloon allegedly carried him away

Latest comment: 4 years ago by Pi zero in topic Prospect Springs

just caught this on channel 7. Scott Sanchez (talk) 18:55, 15 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Press Conference with police:

  • Condition unknown
  • Unknown what boy is wearing
Well that was about it. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 19:17, 15 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
6:11 p.m. eastern time

Physics? edit

I haven't seen any, but a back of stamp calculation - lifting power of Helium is about 1kg/m3, so assuming a 6 year old would weigh about 20kg, that would equate to 20m3, not taking into account the weight of any other payload/structure. I'm not sure of the dimensions of the balloon, but seems in the right order of magnitude. Leigh (talk) 01:23, 16 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Prospect Springs edit

I've been trying to do a sanity check on the reference to Prospect Springs. An external source at the time asserted the balloon came down south of Prospect Springs (which also says it was northeast of Prospect Reservoir, in Weld County):

None of the surviving sources cited here mentions it (one cited source is broken with no archive I found). Neither Wikipedia nor google maps seems to know of such a place. I did find one mention in an external article not related to this story:

--Pi zero (talk) 16:09, 24 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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