Lake Erie Polar Bear Plunge

Published 02/24 2014 12:55PM

Updated 02/24 2014 12:59PM

Even though the sunshine was bright, the sight of a dozen firefighters in thermal suits was a dead giveaway that this was no ordinary dip in Lake Erie.

The 18th annual Polar Bear plunge is no undertaking for the faint of heart.

Hundreds of hardy souls found the strength to take an icy dip in the February surf to benefit the Ohio edition of the Special Olympics.

The 75 thousand dollars raised by the plungers.will go to support the 23 thousand Special Olympians competing this summer.

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