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Student Swept Away by Water Main Break

MONTREAL, Canada — It’s the wrong time of year for water sports.

But a Canadian college student was caught on camera as she unexpectedly  turned a flooded street into a water slide.

A broken water main in downtown Montreal turned this street next to McGill University into a raging river.

The student was trying to cross the street to get home when she lost her balance and was swept away by the flood.

She reached dry land a few blocks away — where volunteers got her a blanket and some dry clothes.

Hours later — work crews managed to shut off the water, which was gushing from a broken 48-inch pipe.