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Hot air balloon seen hovering low over Summit County Jail

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Feb 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-14 12:29:57-05

PARK CITY, Utah — A hot air balloon hovering low over the Summit County Jail caused a bit of an alarm over the weekend.

Deputies noticed the balloon flying low Sunday in restricted airspace over the jail at 6300 Justice Center Road.

According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, the pilot "and other ballooning members" were contacted by deputies and told they would be reported to the Federal Aviation Administration should there be similar incidents in the future.

While the balloonists involved may simply have flown off course, the movie "Superman II" showed that deputies can never be too safe.