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Swimmers take part in Polar Bear Plunge at Keuka Lake

HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Frigid water couldn't stop more than a dozen people who jumped into Keuka Lake in Hammondsport Saturday, all for a good cause.

It was the annual polar plunge at the Switzerland Inn to raise money in support of a three-year-old Penn Yan girl Kira Christensen.

Christensen was diagnosed with cancer.
    
The jumpers hurled themselves off the docks into Keuka's chilly waters. 
    
The water was a frigid 38-degrees.
    
Those who signed up made pledges to raise money.

A portion of the proceeds were split between the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department but they've decided to donate all that money to Christensen.


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