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Transatlantic balloon trip abandoned

13 September 2013 Last updated at 13:59 BST

A US man has been forced to abandon his bid to cross the Atlantic in a lifeboat suspended by some 370 helium balloons because of technical problems.

An online post confirmed Jonathan Trappe had to quit his attempt over Newfoundland, but was "safe and well".

Mr Trappe lifted off from the city of Caribou in the state of Maine amid heavy fog at dawn on Thursday.

Daniela Relph reports.