Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I know this is not funny, but...

Hopes Fade for Priest

Washington Post

Hopes of finding a Catholic priest who disappeared after soaring aloft strapped to hundreds of colorful balloons are growing slimmer, rescue officials said Wednesday.

The Rev. Adelir Antonio de Carli has been missing since Sunday, when he lifted off from the port city of Paranagua wearing a helmet, a thermal flight suit, waterproof coveralls and a parachute.

He was seeking to break a record for a flight using helium-filled party balloons.

Rescuers continued to search off Brazil's southern coast, near where a cluster of yellow, orange, pink and white balloons was found floating in the Atlantic close to where de Carli was last heard from.

1 comment:

WondrousPilgrim said...

it's not funny, but it does sound like something out of a novel, or perhaps a flannery o'connor short story. Only she'd make it more perverse, and terribly ironic.

how strange...God bless him, wherever he is.