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Jumpers dip into Sunday Lake for Regional Hospice


March 11, 2019

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

Austin Sterbenz, right, and his dad, Matt, scramble out of the water of Sunday Lake during Regional Hospice's annual polar plunge Saturday in Wakefield.

WAKEFIELD - Normally telling someone to go jump in a lake is a bad thing, Saturday it was just the instructions as Regional Hospice held its annual Polar Plunge at Sunday Lake in Wakefield.

Those brave enough to endure the cold water lined the banks of the lake near the Eddy Park boat launch, waiting for their turn to jump into a hole in the ice and then hurry back to shore to dry off.

They were surrounded by cheering spectators encouraging their efforts.

Around 40 jumpers participated in this year's polar plunge, Regional Hospice volunteer coordinator Matt Agee.

Agee said the event went re...

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