The family of the missing Falcon Heene, the 6-year-old boy who was thought to be in a weather balloon earlier today, appeared on the reality TV show Wife Swap one year ago.Â The Heene family was described in that show as adventurous and as a family living on the edge.Â The familyÂ often sleeps in their clothes so that they can get up and go when weather strikes.Â Richard Heene, the father is a storm chaser and has reported stories as an iReporter on CNN.Â He is excitable and appears to love adventure.Â In that same wife swap episode, the kids are described as having no table manners and throw themselves around the house.
Ironically, the family was matched with the Martel family who is a â€œsafety firstâ€ type of family. Â The father of the Martel family runs a child proofing business that identifies dangers and risks to children, and attempts to keep them safe.Â Iâ€™m guessing the father of the Martel family is saying I told you so today.Â
You can watch the Heene family Wife Swap episode through the link below.
For the original story, of what happened today with the balloon and Falcon Heene who is missing, click here.
UPDATE:Â 4:15 PM MST: CNN just reported that Falcon Heene has been found alive and well.Â He was hiding in the attic in a box and thought he was in trouble.Â