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By The Canadian Press
LABRADOR CITY, N.L. — Rescue officials are working to recover a gas balloon from woods near the Quebec-Labrador border after a record-shattering balloon odyssey across the continent ended in an emergency landing in the remote region.
Joe Power, fire chief of the Labrador City Fire Rescue, said Thursday attempts are underway to free the gas balloon from an isolated ridge about a kilometre from Lake Lorraine.
Two Swiss pilots taking part in a gas balloon distance race landed near the northern Quebec border after travelling 3,666 kilometres from Albuquerque, New Mexico.