Sunday, August 12, 2007

Remax balloon accident

It's believed at least three people were rushed to hospital this morning after a hot air balloon crashed in a farmer's field just north of Birds Hill Provincial Park.

Rescue crews responded to the scene near the corner of Provincial Road 206 and Highway 44 at around 9 a.m., shortly after the crash.

Witnesses reported as many as 10 people on board the balloon, including a child. At least two people appeared to be seriously injured.
Witness Wes Lesard, who was one of the first on the scene, said he saw the balloon hit the ground and bounce a few times, and then saw an explosion.

The balloon bore the RE/MAX logo, according to witnesses, and a RE/MAX vehicle was also on the scene this morning.

Another witness said hot air balloons frequently land in the area. However, he said he sensed something was wrong with this landing, as the balloon appeared to be coming in

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