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“Out of an abundance of caution,” OSU pulls plug on Mirror Lake

“Out of an abundance of caution,” OSU pulls plug on Mirror Lake

Regina Fox

As we grow closer and closer to the Ohio State v. *ichigan game, the university has once again taken precautionary measures against the age-old tradition that claimed a student’s life in 2015.

Mirror Lake has been temporarily drained to avoid any temptations students may have to reinstate the “Mirror Lake Jump.”

OSU Police announced the drainage on Twitter, adding that “entering the lake/empty basin is destructive, hazardous and considered criminal trespassing. [OSU Police] will monitor the area to enhance safety.”

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Ohio State and the student government came to an agreement to ban the Mirror Lake Jump after 22-year-old Austin Singletary died in 2015 after diving into the shallow lake.

The university settled a negligence claimed filed by the family to the tune of $450,000.

Mirror Lake has since been renovated, replacing the cement bottom with a more natural, sustainable pond.

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