Polar bear participants take new year’s day plunge

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Published on January 1, 2012
Twenty brave souls got their courage wound up before taking a dip in the Wallace River Sunday afternoon on the Hunter Road.
Dave Mathieson - Amherst Daily News

WENTWORTH – They may have thought they had some polar bear blood in them before they entered the icy water but after they took the plunge they realized just how human they were and got out as quick as they could during the Wallace River New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip at Carson and April Dares place Sunday afternoon on the Hunter Road near Wentworth.

20 people participated in the annual event, which began in 1990.

Because the water was deep and the current fast, as a safety precaution, the participants jumped in one, two, or three at a time instead of going in all at once.

More about the event in Tuesday’s edition of he Amherst Daily News.

More pictures of the polar bear dip can be seen on the Slide Show section at www.cumberlandnewsnow.com