Friday, April 25, 2008
SEARCH FOR BALLOONING PRIEST CALLED OFF
Brazil's air force on Thursday suspended its search for a Roman Catholic priest who vanished after sailing into the air under a cluster of colorful balloons. The cleric's family chartered a private plane to continue the hunt....
"Over the past few days, air force planes flew over 5,000 square kilometers (1,900 square miles) of land and sea and found no trace of the priest," the spokesman said.
But the navy continued to search using a helicopter and two boats, he said.
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The family has hired a private plane to continue searching for the priest.