Reports of a hot-air balloon crash in Woodford County on the night of July 17 were exaggerated.


 Reports of a hot-air balloon crash in Woodford County on the night of July 17 were exaggerated.

About 9:04 p.m. the Woodford County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a hot air balloon crash in Woodford County.

The balloon had been part of the Balloons at the Park event in Chillicothe.

Chief deputy Darren Evans said deputies were dispatched to look for the balloon.

They had a hard time finding it as darkness fell, Evans said.

The balloon and its occupants were located in the vicinity of Spring Bay.

“Originally the call came in as a crash,” Evans said. “It was found. No one was hurt. It just came down.”