Runaway Beer-Company Blimp Was Sadly Unable to Escape Canada

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It flew too high. Photo: Erin Bodechon/Twitter

A 70-foot-long, helium-filled Budweiser blimp that broke free from its tether at a hockey tournament on Saturday afternoon was found deflated and tangled in tree branches on private property near Saint John, New Brunswick. Many had hoped the blimp, which is owned by Labatt Breweries and is the only one of its kind, would just keep soaring on to new heights. Before the crash, the aircraft was last seen floating at around 4,000 feet. The Edmonton Journal reports that a private plane has been sent to the remote site today in order to retrieve the wreckage. [Edmonton Journal, CBC]