Rescuers in helicopters and small fishing boats search for a Roman Catholic priest who disappeared after floating into the sky under hundreds of helium party balloons.
Parishioners were maintaining a vigil confident that he would be found. “We have no reason at this point to believe he is not still alive. He may be floating in the ocean, on some isolated beach or on land somewhere,” said a commander of one of the fire departments searching for the priest.
At one point the priest soared to an altitude of 20,000 feet (6,000 meters).
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