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BIG FISH-FLOODED STREET
Ohio teenager scoops 3-foot carp into his arms from flooded street as video captures big catch
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:43 PM EDT
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio
A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video.
He says he suspects the large grass carp came from a nearby pond, which swelled during heavy rains that caused flash-flooding.
He says he wanted to ensure the fish didn't become trapped and die in the street, so he carried it back to the pond. He estimates it weighed 40 pounds.
He says it's a fishing tale he'll never forget.