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Stuck in Vermont: International Balloon Festival

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The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu International Balloon Festival outside Montreal draws nearly 450,000 visitors. This year it was the scene of a tragic accident.

Sunday, a 26-year-old experienced hot air ballon pilot fell during a landing and died. He was taking part in the event's 30-year festivities. Investigators are still looking into the accident.

The week-long festival is a major tourist attraction for the region. Event-goers travel to see the hot air balloons from around the world.

In this week's Stuck in Vermont, Eva Sollberger shares a classic. She checked out the big festival two years ago.

Watch Eva's full video on the Seven Days website.

Click here for more information on the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

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