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Man dies after falling from hot air balloon ride in Israel


TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli police say a man is dead after falling from a hot air balloon in mid-flight. Police say the man, in his 20s, was a crew member who had been dangling from the basket when he fell Tuesday. The man’s employer said he fell from 50 meters (164 feet) up. A local police official told Israeli Army Radio that an initial investigation shows that the hot air balloon appears to have taken off with the man attached to the basket. Israeli media reported the man fell onto a car passing on a highway below. Police have sealed off the area and are investigating the incident.

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