Splash! Hot air balloon makes wet crash landing
Photojournalist Matt Newey and his girlfriend got more than they bargained for during a weekend hot air balloon ride.
Yeah, the weather was looking really good. They sent up these like Little Test balloon. Matt Newey and Carly Ann Gallagher were up with the crack of dawn for the right of a lifetime that Southern Utah's annual Balloons and Tunes roundup in Kanab. We took off and just started floating, and there's a couple other balloons ahead of us. It was gorgeous, like one of the most beautiful views. What came next? Yeah, we started kind of coming over this. There's like this reservoir knocked the wind out of their sales. You could kind of feel it like this. It was like we hit this like, wall of like, wind. It just kind of like it. Just like, yeah, we just started dropping and descending really quick. That's when they realized they weren't going to clear the water way, hits the water and then it like tips over sideways and the whole thing They're filling up with water and we're getting like drag. Do not get out fleet. But the couple says the pilot jumped action, leveling the balloon up and out of the water. Brooklyn, It's like ice cold water, like they're like on the shore. There's ice Yeah, we were like going through ice. Luckily, everyone made it back to shore safely. Fancy meeting you here. I don't ever feel like any of our lives were in danger. They're just kind of like a funny, weird flu after their unforgettable landing. We don't wanna land any other way. Couple already has plans for next year. It was a super fun event. Like I would definitely come again and I'd ride in a hot air balloon again. Not scared at all. Yeah, me neither. I would do it in a heartbeat, right? Yeah, yeah.