Illinois students ask for help finding crashed weather balloon near South Haven

Posted at 7:10 AM, Sep 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-16 07:10:48-04

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Some students in Illinois are asking for help from the West Michigan lake shore, after the GPS signal for their weather balloon and camera went dead not far from South Haven.

The call for help came in a recent post to where user EGaucin12 included the following in his post:

“A few classmates and I launched a weather balloon near Rockford Illinois that proceeded to go far east and into lake Michigan.  We have a gps tracker inside of a box along with a camera.  The tracker stopped signaling a few hours ago but we have a pretty good idea of where it might hit the shore. I will upload a picture of the box along with the last known locations of the box. I am willing to give some cash if it is found.”

Below are photos of the box, as well as its last known path.