Search for missing Colorado balloonist to end

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ROME, Italy, (KKCO) - Coast guard spokesman Lt. Massimo Maccheroni said Monday would be the last day of the search for Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis.

The veteran pilots were flying in the 54th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race when contact was lost Wednesday. On Friday, race organizers said that radar showed the balloon had plunged into the Adriatic at 50 mph (80 kph) and that the two likely didn't survive.

For the final search, the coast guard was using a robotic vehicle that plunges to depths of 200 meters (656 feet) to photograph the seabed off Vieste, in Puglia, where the balloon was believed to have crashed.

Davis is a Doctor from Denver.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 104266008 -
Gray Television, Inc.