RICHLAND, Wash. - A New Year's Day family tradition continued in Richland on Tuesday with 20 people jumping into the Columbia River.
The group included three generations of family and friends. They all lined up on the dock in Howard Amon Park at Lee Boulevard before taking the icy plunge.
"I have three towels, one for my head, one for my feet and then one for my body. And then I have my fuzzy socks. I guess its partly for bragging rights just to be able to say I got to jump in when it was freezing cold," said participant Ellise Halter.
This group of family and friends have held their Annual Polar Plunge every year since 1997.