Participants in the Black Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day at Fort Mountain State Park head back to shore without wasting any time. Rangers on a rescue boat kept watch.Ice in the lake testifies of the sub-freezing temperature.

It was only 9 degrees!

Sixty-four brave souls took the Black Bear Plunge into Fort Mountain State Park lake on New Year’s Day morning. Spectators were treated to hoots and hollers from the particpants as they ran and waded into the icy water.

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