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Dozens take icy plunge in Cache Valley



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(KSL News) Dozens of people in Cache County braved the very cold air and took the plunge today.

Nearly 100 people signed up to participate in the fourth annual "Polar Plunge" at Hyrum State Park. The fundraising event started yesterday, and the money raised goes to help Utah Special Olympic Athletes. The money will be used for training, housing, uniforms and transportation for the athletes.

Gary Saxton, liaison for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Utah, said, "We kicked this off yesterday at noon, and we had plungers every hour all night long. And we had a great midnight plunge. We had about 38 people plunge at midnight. It was a lot of fun."

The water was 32.5 degrees!

The Utah Special Olympics competition will take place at Powder Mountain on Jan. 30 and 31.

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