Ballooning Priest's Body Found
Charity stunt went tragically wrong
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2008 3:30 AM CDT
Father Adelir Antonio de Carli prepares for a balloon flight. Authorities say a body found earlier this month off the coast is that of the ballooning priest.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – DNA tests have confirmed that a body found earlier this month off the coast of Brazil is that of a Catholic priest who tried to set a flight record strapped to 1,000 helium balloons. Father Adelir Antonio de Carli, 41, set off  from the Brazilian port of Paranagua in April aiming to raise money for charity. He was swept to his doom by unexpected winds, reports the BBC