The fifth annual Maine Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Ice Out Plunge, held Saturday morning at Winthrop’s told beach, raised about $35,000, organizers said.

“It was really cold,” participant Audrey Thompson said, adding that her wet hair was starting to freeze between exiting the lake and getting back into the nearby American Legion hall to warm up.

Ninety-five people took a dip in subfreezing weather during the event to raise money for Special Olympics.


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