Thanks to biblical-level floods seen throughout the region this week, central Ohio was introduced to several new bodies of water where dry land once reigned.
Lake High Street. The 5th Ave River. The 71-S Memorial waterway. But perhaps the most impressive new water feature to grace our fair city is Alum Creek 2.0, AKA a flooded walking trail near Three Creeks Metro Park (soon to be renamed Four Creeks).
While all that H20 really cut down on foot traffic on the former path, one daring aquatic explorer—a rather large carp, featured in the parks department Instagram post below—was all too happy to hit the trail.
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The carp made it as far as the park’s picnic tables before running out of swimming space. Luckily, a hero (queue the music) was on hand to assist the struggling fish. According to 10TV, good samaritan William Boles made use of a nearby trashcan to scoop up the wayward carp and deposit it safely in the waters from whence it came.
Stay dry out there, folks, and if you see a person or animal in trouble in one of our newly-formed waterways, lend them a hand!