CO boy was safe in attic, not floating in balloon

(AP) - A 6-year-old Colorado boy feared tohave floated off in a helium balloon has been found safe at hishome, hiding in a cardboard box in the garage attic.

Sheriff Jim Alderman turned to reporters during a newsconference and held thumbs up and said, "He's at the house."

Alderden said an investigator on the scene saw the boy and he wasfine.

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 inthe balloon before it took off. The flight last two hours andspanned 50 miles and set off a frantic search.

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