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The Bon Soo plunge (89 photos, video)

Our Winter Carnival's crown jewel, the Polar Bear Swim, closed the 50th annual Bon Soo festivities this afternoon at Bellevue Park. A multitude of brave souls took the plunge into the icy St. Marys River as Mr.
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Our Winter Carnival's crown jewel, the Polar Bear Swim, closed the 50th annual Bon Soo festivities this afternoon at Bellevue Park.

A multitude of brave souls took the plunge into the icy St. Marys River as Mr. Bon Soo and a crowd of curious onlookers cheered them on.

Popular this year were super hero costumes - we spotted Batman, Spider Man, Superman, and Wonder Woman - and the knee-tuck jump.

Sadly, no one attempted a belly-flop.

This year's Polar Bear Swim award winners were:

Oldest male: Raines Guttenberg - 69

Oldest female: Elaine Gowman - 56

Swimmer who travelled the furthest: Alex Heal - Sydney, Australia

 



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Donna Hopper has been a photojournalist with SooToday since 2007, and her passion for music motivates her to focus on area arts, entertainment and community events.
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