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39 Participants take the Polar Bear Plunge

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Some 39 brave souls took the challenge this year at Lake Maloya and jumped into the ice cold waters that Park Superintendent Bob MacGyver jokingly called a warm 68 degrees.

It was questionable if it was going to be a jump or a run into the water as ice conditions a week before the plunge were iffy at about 5 inches with some open spots on the lake. By Jump time the water had formed a good six inch plus layer of ice making it a jump into the water for the fourth annual polar bear plunge at Lake Maloya.

There were some participants who traveled from as far away as Amarillo and Austin Texas while others made their second or third jump.

State Parks Rangers check out the water. Its a warm 68 degrees joked Bob McGyver as jumpers registered before the jump Sunday.

State Parks Rangers check out the water. Its a warm 68 degrees joked Bob McGyver as jumpers registered before the jump Sunday.

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2 comments on “39 Participants take the Polar Bear Plunge

  1. Haha! Yes we DO Aunt Cinny!! This water at Lake Maloya has been the COLDEST we have ever submerged. Breath taking, literally! Jane says she wants to partake next year. Our enthusiasm is contagious! Maybe you too will join us? Visit your home state! Mmm, I think we have a trip to plan.

  2. Corinne Rigby says:

    Hot damn!
    My Austin girls just love the water.