Edward Ristaino Dead in Balloon Crash, He Saved LivesMarch 19 | Posted by David Goldman | Crime
Edward Ristaino, the hot air balloon pilot reported missing was found dead three days after going missing, authorities have confirmed after his remnants were found near the hot air balloon crash site.
Rescuers found the body of Edward Ristaino on Monday after combing the woods in south Georgia with helicopters, airplanes, horses and all-terrain vehicles, police in Georgia told away.
Searchers found the body of 63-year-old Edward Ristaino, of North Carolina resident dead, with the destroyed air balloon nearby, ending the three day rescue mission.
Pilot Edward Ristaino was ferrying the five skydivers Friday night when his hot air balloon was sucked by a dangerous storm leading to the deadly crash.