Lost space balloon crash lands off the Yorkshire coast

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A reward is being offered to sailors who find a lost weather balloon in the North Sea after it crash-landed off the Yorkshire coast.

The balloon contains camera footage taken on the edge of the solar system, and it flew up to 100,000ft before bursting and plummeting into the sea.

It was released from Bristol last week and fitted with a GPS tracker, but has travelled further than the group collecting its data expected.

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It was last detected 14 miles off the coast of Bridlington, and its owners are offering a reward to anyone who finds it.

The cameras were strapped into a white polystyrene box that has been designed to float.

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If you find the item, contact our sister paper the Bridlington Free Press on 07803 506517 and they will put you in touch with the owners.