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October 28, 2009

A Boy And A Balloon

Dan Nowell has been inundated with calls from around the country these past two weeks to comment on the international story of the boy who was thought to be stuck in a balloon.

In 1964, Dan was accidentally lifted 3,000 feet in the air by a hot air balloon. He was 11 years old, and with his buddies went to watch a balloon take off from the local high school football field. Dan was asked to hold a rope, but didn't hear the call to let go. Dan tells us Dick Gordon about that harrowing ride, and how he became a celebrity overnight. 

  • Read an article about Dan Nowell in the San Francisco Chronicle
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