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Polar Plungers take a dip at George Wyth State Park in Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Dozens of people were glad to see warmer weather for this year's annual Polar Plunge at George Wyth State Park in Waterloo.

While the air temperatures made it into the 60s, the water is still pretty cold at 32 degrees. It's the sixth year for the event which brings out some creativity from the participants.

"We encourage people to dress up, in team costumes, individual costumes...we do prizes, so we actually give away prizes for the individual with the best costume and the team with the best costume...so, it makes it real for fun for the day", said Lindsay Eastin, Event Coordinator.

Plungers got wet and...cold...to help raise more than $15,000 for Special Olympics Iowa.

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