Man swims his tour of flooded Venice

By Matthew Brooks

Venice is undergoing an historic high tide.

Popular tourist destinations have their floors covered in more than three feet of water.

The peak of the water was at 6 feet above normal.

The water hasn’t gotten this high since 1966.

The city has sounded the flood alarm.

One man is swimming right through it.

Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro is blaming climate change for the high water.

The iconic St. Mark Basilica saw its vestibule “inundated with water … for the sixth time in 1,200 years,” the Telegraph reports.

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