(CNN) – Officials are trying to rescue a 6-year-old boy who climbed into a balloon-like experimental aircraft built by his parents and floated into the sky over eastern Colorado.
The boy’s family had been building the experimental aircraft at their home on Fossil Ridge Road in Fort Collins, CNN affiliate KUSA reported.
The family has described the structure as a a dome-shaped “homemade flying saucer,” Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Kathy Davis said.
“We’re trying to determine the best course of action,” Davis said. “This is a first and we’ll do what we need to do.”
UPDATE: The thing’s on the ground near DIA, with no kid inside. Very strange story.
UPDATE UPDATE: The kid was found hiding in his attic inside a box at home. Very costly game of hide and seek.