VIDEO: Wakeboarding in the Minnesota flood waters - KMSP-TV

VIDEO: Wakeboarding in the Minnesota flood waters

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CHASKA, Minn. (KMSP) -

A couple of creative young men rigged a gas-powered winch to a tow rope, turning Athletic Park in Chaska, Minn. into a wakeboard park on Wednesday -- no boat required. They had plenty of fun until the police shut it down.

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While fun, the impromptu wakeboard park is incredibly dangerous and unsanitary. The Minnesota Department of Health this week issued a warning to avoid any unnecessary contact with flood water.

“People need to remember that flood water may be contaminated with sewage, disease-causing germs and other potential contaminants,” said Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious diseases for the Minnesota Department of Health. “People should avoid swimming, playing or other contact with flood water – and in particular, they should avoid swallowing it.”

Playing in flood water can also be dangerous because it’s hard to see debris that may be lurking under murky waters.

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