The 14th Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics was held on Saturday at Green Lake in Spicer.
Two hundred and twenty-four people jumped into the lake through a hole in the ice to raise money for Special Olympics. Nearly $47,000 was raised, and people can still donate by going to plungemn.org. At the time of the plunge, the air temperature was 26 degrees and the water temperature was 33 degrees.
In other Green Lake news, et another vehicle has gone through the ice in the same area where two others have gone through in recent weeks.
Kandiyohi County Sergeant Eric Tollefson says the latest incident was reported at 10:30 Saturday morning on the lake about 200 yards east of the Spicer public access. A man and a juvenile female were able to safely get out of the Nissan Altima by the time emergency crews arrived.
Units from the sheriff’s office, Spicer Fire and First Responders, New London and Willmar Ambulance, Willmar Police and Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad responded, and many were already in the area getting prepared for the polar plunge.
(JP Cola, KWLM)