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The Priest Ran Away With The Balloon: Rev Adelir Antonio de Carli Is Missing

by | 23rd, April 2008

priest-balloons-1.pngUPDATE: Rescuers have found a cluster of brightly coloured party balloons floating in the ocean.

“Given his physical condition and the equipment he was carrying, I would say there is an 80 percent chance that he is still alive,” said Johnny Coelho, commander of the Penha Fire Department, which is searching for the priest.BEYOND Parody: “A Roman Catholic priest who floated off under hundreds of helium party balloons is missing off the southern coast of Brazil.”

We know. There are time when the parodist needs to sit back and clap a higher talent. Reports the Daily Mail:

Rescuers in helicopters and small fishing boats were searching off the coast of Santa Catarina state, where pieces of balloons were found.

The Rev Adelir Antonio de Carli lifted off from the port city of Paranagua on Sunday afternoon, wearing a helmet, thermal suit and a parachute.

The smiling 41-year-old priest was strapped to a seat attached to a huge column green, red, white and yellow balloons, and soared into the air to the cheers of a crowd. He was reported missing about eight hours later after losing contact with port authority officials.

The priest wanted to break a 19-hour record for the most hours flying with balloons to raise money for a spiritual rest-stop for truckers in Paranagua, Brazil’s second-largest port for agricultural products.

They are still looking for him…

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