VIDEO: Polar bears plunge on Super Sunday

Plungers take off for a brief dip into the cold Atlantic Ocean. BY RON MACARTHUR
February 6, 2013

The water temperature was only 38 degrees when about 3,500 people jumped in Feb. 3 in Rehoboth Beach to take the 22nd annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Special Olympics of Delaware. Organizers say $652,000 was raised during the weekend, which included a run/walk, the first Pooch Plunge, ice-cream tasting and a chili cook-off highlighting Cape Region restaurants..

Chili contest winners were: best chili, Mariachi's; hottest, Dos Locos; most unique, Cafe Azafran; best vegetarian, Cake Break; and judge's choice, Mixx.

Air temperature at the time of the plunge was 30 degrees.