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Hot Air Balloon Rescue


ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) -- It was supposed to be a romantic hot air balloon flight. Eric Barretto wanted to propose to his girlfriend as they watched the San Diego sunset. But the balloon went off course and dipped into the ocean.

Lifeguards and surfers rescued the newly engaged couple and the balloon pilot. The surfers also were able to tow the balloon back to the beach.

Barretto tells KNSD-TV it was an "unforgettable" experience. But he's not sure if they'll ever go on another hot air balloon flight.

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