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Polar Plunge a big success in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Hundreds of people turned out to Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima Saturday for the 11th Annual Polar Bear Plunge.

People braved the cold water and dove in to raise money for the Special Olympics.

The Yakima Police Department organized the event this year and got over 120 people to take the plunge.

"We're all about community. Just trying to help out, raise some funds. Here for the fun of it too," said Javier Ortega, who raised over $300.

"People were just giving. It was great, especially the part where I had to jump in the water, they like that. It was cold, it was very cold," said Murray Campbell, who raised over $600.

In all, this year's event raised almost $17,000. 

You can still donate to help the Special Olympics though, click here for more information.