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Man Swims Through Flooded Park After Ohio River Overflows

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A man swam through a flooded park in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday, February 20, after the Ohio River burst its banks.Nick Montag embarked on the stunt at Smale Riverfront Park. This video shows the moment he swam in the floodwater, and was filmed by his friend Connor Ray.Sharing the video on Twitter, Montag wrote: “Took a swim in the flooded part of downtown today. I refuse to live a normal life.”Speaking to Storyful, he asked to be referred to as Nick “The Freedom Falcon” Montag.Montag is a 23-year-old student at Northern Kentucky University, according to a local news report from Cincinnati.com. Health officials warned people against swimming in the floodwater, which contained dangerous infectious organisms, the report said.The Ohio River was forecast to continue flooding its banks into the weekend, according to Fox News. Credit: Connor Ray via Storyful