Watch: BYU grad takes 8,000 foot helium balloon ride

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Daredevil Erik Roner used 50 tanks of helium, 90 huge balloons and a lawn chair to go on a high-flying adventure. This YouTube video shows Erik ascending to 8,000 feet in his helium balloon contraption before firing a shotgun at some of the balloons and parachuting back to solid ground.

According to his online bio, Roner graduated from BYU with a degree in graphic design.