Calgary, AB,

Man charged in balloon flight

At approximately 7:30 p.m., on Sunday, July 6, 2015, a man was spotted floating in a chair with more than 100 balloons attached.  He was first spotted above the 0-100 block of Harlow Ave N.W. Witnesses observed the man manoeuver the chair south towards the downtown area.

As he approached the downtown area, the man jumped from the chair and opened a parachute attached to his back. He landed in the green space located at Highfield Blvd. S.E. and Ogden Road S.E. Although officers are not able to confirm his exact destination, the man has indicated he was attempting to land in the Stampede grounds.

Upon landing, the man was arrested without incident. Daniel BORIA, 26, of Calgary is charged with one count of mischief causing danger to life and one count of mischief to property under $5,000. He has since been released.