Colorado balloonist missing near Adriatic Sea

By: KUSA Email
By: KUSA Email

BRISTOL, England (KUSA) - Carol Rymer Davis was taking part in the Gordon Bennett Cup race with her co-pilot Richard Abruzzo. Race officials lost contact with the pair's hydrogen balloon at 8 a.m. local time. Officials say there were thunderstorms in the area.

According to the Gordon Bennett Control Centre, Davis and Abruzzo's balloon is equipped with a satellite telephone, VHF radios, radar transponder and two mobile telephones. They say they have been unable to make contact with the balloonists.

The control center says they have not received a signal from the Emergency Location Transmitter on the balloon, which should activate if the device has contact with water. The balloon also has survival suits, lifejackets and two single-person life rafts.

Rescue crews say they have been unable to locate the signal from their transmitter.

The search continues Thursday.

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