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Lawn Chair Balloonist Reaches Idaho

July 7, 2008

By The Associated Press

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A man flying across Oregon in a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons has reached his destination Saturday.

A reporter tracking Kent Couch for the Oregonian newspaper says he landed safely near Cambridge, Idaho.

The 48-year-old lifted off at dawn from his gas station in Bend, Ore., and flew with the wind at about 20 mph.

It was Couch’s third try at the journey.

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