A Carlisle United groundsman found carp in the flooded penalty area at Brunton Park
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PHOTOS: Carlisle United groundsman finds carp in flooded penalty area

Escaped fish swimming in the floods at Brunton Park later reclaimed by local.

Unbelievable – found by Dave Mitchell yesterday afternoon – three Koi Carp in the Waterworks End goal mouth #cufc pic.twitter.com/YO5TshUGrX

— Carlisle United FC (@officialcufc) December 10, 2015

Currently fighting the floods at Brunton Park, Carlisle United groundsman Dave Mitchell found three fishes of the koi variety swimming around the penalty area yesterday.

Reportedly located in the aptly-named Waterworks End, the club posted a photo of the carp on Twitter and local “Mark Chandler from Warwick Road” came forward to claim his escaped fish:

More unbelievable news: Mark Chandler from Warwick Road spotted his fish on social media & has been to rescue them! pic.twitter.com/UUr4SRdFyo

— Carlisle United FC (@officialcufc) December 10, 2015

This isn’t the first time a fish has been found swimming around Carlisle United’s stadium.

A goldfish was reportedly discovered in a similar area during the floods of 2005:

The fish, called Judy, belonged to a local girl whose family have donated the pet and she will be a club mascot.

But the identity of a second stranded fish has yet to be established.