A video posted to the Minnesota thread of reddit shows someone jet skiing on the flooded waters of the Mississippi River in St. Paul.

The video -- which appears to be filmed on the east side of the river -- follows the skier as he speeds down towards Harriet Island, the St. Paul skyline providing a pretty incredible backdrop.

A brave soul jet skiing the flooded Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. from r/minnesota

(If video above does not load, click on the title or here to be directed to the reddit page)

"A brave soul jet skiing the flooded Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul," the title reads, though others don't seem so impressed.

"There is a fine line between 'brave' and 'idiot'," comments one person.

"Is that legal?" asks another.

"It is all fun and games until you have engine problems," comments a third, "or fall off and get caught on a strainer."

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