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Skydiving attempt floats away

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A French man's attempt to skydive from the earth's stratosphere ended in failure when his balloon drifted away.

Michel Fournier had been due to take off in the balloon from Saskatchewan, in Canada, in a bid to beat the altitude record for skydiving. Canadian TV caught the moment when his balloon set off without him.

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