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‘Shock’ing deer in downtown Louisville takes steep dive into river

Deer runs through downtown Louisville and dives into Ohio River

A woman taking flooding pictures near the Galt House downtown was surprised when a running deer showed up and plunged into the Ohio River.
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A woman taking flooding pictures near the Galt House downtown was surprised when a running deer showed up and plunged into the Ohio River.

A woman was surprised near a popular Louisville hotel Monday as a deer raced past her and into the Ohio River.

Samantha Moore said she was taking pictures of flooding near the Galt House when she heard her friend say, ‘there’s a deer!’ The Indiana resident quickly turned around and started recording the deer running toward her. Moore’s friend began clapping, which caused the deer to detour away from the two.

“She turned a little and then jumped. She swam towards the Belle of Louisville. We were all in shock. I’m still in shock!” Moore said.

Moore said the deer was swimming great after it jumped into the river.

The video was posted to Facebook Monday morning and received more than 75,000 views and 5,000 shares within the first two hours.

The Ohio River, seen from a drone on Sunday, when it crested at 60.53 feet, the highest river level since March 1997. Shown here are views from along the river at Louisville and Cincinnati.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson

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