Calgary Man Charged After Balloon Flight

A man used helium-filled balloons to fly over Calgary, Sunday.

Daniel Boria, 26, took flight at approximately 7:30 p.m., using more than 100 balloons attached to a lawn chair.

He allegedly risked his life to draw attention to his cleaning products company.

As he approached the downtown area, the man jumped from the chair and opened a parachute attached to his back, Calgary Police Service say.

After he landed, police arrested him and he was charged with one count of mischief causing danger to life.

The lawn chair pilot, who says he’s a skydiver, intended to parachute himself into the Calgary stampede, a popular Canadian rodeo event.  The weather did not cooperate, so he missed the grounds.

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