In a publicity stunt for his company, All Natural Clean, Calgary man Daniel Boria 26, tied over 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and did his best impression of Carl from the movie Up.
“I was sitting in a lawn chair looking down through the clouds at 747 airplanes and looking up to a cluster of helium balloons,” said Boria
His plan was to skydive into the Stampede grounds where a rodeo was taking place but the wind had other plans.
“I rose to a certain altitude and the winds got pretty intense. I was somersaulting out the chair and it felt like minus 30. I watched below as the Stampede and my dream drifted away.”
Boria ended up landing about 2 miles South of his target. Upon landing Boria rolled his ankle and was charged with mischief but he does not have any regrets.