VIDEO: Brazilian priest takes a ride with helium balloons and goes missing

The Roman Catholic priest who took flight by tying himself to a chair with hundreds of helium balloons has gone missing off the coast of Brazil.

He was trying to to break a 19-hour balloon flying record to raise money for a spiritual rest stop for truckers in Paranagua according to a news report.

During his flight he reached 20,000ft and then descended to about 8,200ft for his planned flight to the city of Dourados, 465 miles north-west of his parish.

Would someone please nominate him for the Darwin Awards.


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