Jonathan Trappe, who was attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean being carried by more than 300 helium-filled balloons but was forced to land due to rough weather, was picked up Friday by a helicopter chartered by CBC News that was doing an aerial survey of the area, CBC News reported.
"I've never been so glad to see the media," Trappe said after being rescued.
Trappe said he set out on his journey from Caribou, Maine, on Thursday.
"We set out on this expedition for the adventure, and we got the adventure," Trappe said. "The destination was always unknown, and it's pretty grand where we've come in to. It's not the destination I set out for, but it's kind of the way with real adventure -- adventure isn't what you planned on, it's what you find, and that's what we have today."
The balloonist was forced to land Thursday night in a wooded area of Newfoundland.
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