Man using "Up" cluster balloons lands in Newfoundland

YORK HARBOUR, Newfoundland

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday that it used a helicopter to retrieve U.S. balloonist Jonathan Trappe from the remote area where he landed a night earlier.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Trappe reported having trouble controlling the balloons before setting down safely south of York Harbour on Thursday evening. He'd started the adventure about 12 hours earlier when he departed from Caribou, Maine.

Instead of using a conventional hot-air balloon, Trappe was using more than 300 helium-filled balloons, like those used in in the animated movie "Up."

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