Good Samaritan Rescues Hot Air Balloon on West Lake Okoboji

(Okoboji)--A hot air balloon encountered some difficulty at West  Lake Okoboji Sunday night, but it was quickly helped by a Good Samaritan.


Leslie and Chris Whitehair witnessed the incident. Leslie Whitehair says they noticed a hot air balloon struggling to stay in the air and drifting toward the lake. The incident happened when wind speeds died down around 7 pm


Whitehair says a Good Samaritan helped the people inside the balloon to the shore at Terrace Park Beach using a boat.


The names of the boater and the people in the balloon are unknown.



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