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Fitness Video Hot Air Balloon Stunt Prompts 911 Calls

LONGMONT, Colo. (UPI) — Authorities in Colorado said a man who was reported dangling from a hot air balloon was filming video to promote his workout product.

Longmont police said dispatchers received several calls over the course of an hour early Tuesday about a man dangling from a hot air balloon and possibly in distress, but investigators learned the man, Dan Vinson, was recording footage to promote his fitness invention, Monkii Bars, the Longmont Times-Call reported Wednesday.

“I was working out,” said Vinson, who was wearing a safety harness.

Vinson said the Monkii Bars, which he and business partner Dave Hunt are attempting to fund using a Kickstarter campaign, are portable bars that can be used for suspension workouts by threading line over solid objects and through the bars. He said he performed more than 30 pull-ups using the bars during Tuesday’s stunt.

Hunt and Vinson said they did not realize people might think he was in distress.

“We thought people were cheering us on,” Hunt said of hearing people shouting from the ground. “Dan is a professional wild man.”

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