weather balloon could be washed up in the Burnham area
residents are being asked to look out for a weather balloon which
may be washed up on beaches in the area.
balloon was launched from a school in Pontypridd, South Wales
earlier this week and has gone missing over the Bristol Channel.
Thomas, a physics teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg in Pontypridd,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the balloon splashed down in the
sea just off Clevedon and has not been seen since.
balloon was launched as a school project to capture images of
the earth from high altitude. It consists of a polystyrene box
covered in gold foil with a white parachute attached to the top,"
box contains two cameras and a GPS phone so we were able to track
it. The parachute should also have remnants of the balloon attached
to it. The box has a label stating my email and phone number on
help will be much appreciated as there are a lot of disappointed
pupils here at the moment," he added.
reward is being offered to anyone who returns the box and parachute.