Boy in ballon found safe; never inside balloon

Was it a hoax the whole time?

So, will there be a butt slapping or celebration or both?

“He’s been there the whole time,” said a sheriff’s department official.”He was hiding in a cardboard box in the attaic above the garage.”

The official said his parents were beisde themself during the search and believed the boy was in the balloon.

He said officials searched the house twice, but it wasn’t clear if it included the garage.