Father Adelir de Carli, 41, was trying to draw attention to his campaign to provide rest stops for long-distance truck drivers, and to enter into Guinness World Records. A known adventurer, he had already made a previous similar flight with 500 balloons in January that reportedly took him as high as 5,000 meters (16,400ft). But bad weather
this time pushed his makeshift contraption out to sea off Brazilís southern coas (Paranagua), and in his last contact with police on Sunday night he said that he was encountering problems.
Brazil priest flying party balloons lost at sea | Reuters