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Polar Plunge raises big money for Special Olympics again

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It was another successful year for the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge.

3,602 people rushed into the Atlantic Ocean from Rehoboth Beach Sunday afternoon for 26th annual edition of the event, raising $900,000 for Special Olympics Delaware. That's a record amount of money raised in the organization's biggest fundraiser.

That was also $80,000 more dollars raised and about 100 more participants than a year ago.

The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge has now brought in over $10 million for Special Olympics Delaware in its 26-year history.

And for the record, the air temperature was 52 degrees and the water temperature was 41 degrees at the time swimmers took the plunge.