Tuesday, April 22, 2008


A Roman Catholic priest who used 1,000 helium balloons to try to break a flying record has gone missing off the southern coast of Brazil.

Rev Adelir de Carli lifted off from the port city of Paranagua on Sunday, equipped with a parachute, thermal suit, satellite phone and a GPS device.

A sea and air rescue operation is under way after he lost contact with port authority officials late on Sunday.


The rescue efforts and mentioned in the story.

Maybe this one falls into the "how to spend other people's money on your own foolishness" category. Should the parish be asked to pay the rescue bill?

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