Balloon Run daredevil lands safely

2013-04-06 13:23
Matt Silver-Vallance is seen floating above the water in his attempt to reach the mainland from Robben Island for charity. (Dylan Lee Goosen, Twitter)

Matt Silver-Vallance is seen floating above the water in his attempt to reach the mainland from Robben Island for charity. (Dylan Lee Goosen, Twitter)

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Robben Island balloon run

2013-04-03 14:21

Matt Silver-Vallance is waiting for the perfect weather conditions to travel from Robben Island to Cape Town using just helium balloons. Watch.WATCH

Cape Town - A man has landed safely on a boat off Sunset Beach in Cape Town after floating from Robben Island using nearly 200 helium balloons.

Matt Silver-Vallance made the daring flight in order to raise funds for the construction of a new Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg.

"Matt landed at 12:45 on 6 April 300m off shore between the shipwreck & Sunset Beach. Well done Matt! #RIBR" @Balloonbloke tweeted.

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