The Big Chill: Polar Plunge benefits Destin beach safety program (PHOTOS)

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Without hesitation, participants took off running for a quick dip for a first day of the year polar bear plunge.

The beach at James Lee Park saw about 200 people turn out Thursday morning, some to take a dip in the frigid waters and some to witness the spectacle. The event was the Destin Fire Rescue Foundation’s  9th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, a fundraiser with proceeds to benefit the Destin Junior Lifeguard Program. After about 120 participants took the plunge, donations gathered reached about $2,400.

Councilwoman Prebble Ramswell participated saying this was her fifth year to take the plunge. 

“It felt colder to me than years before,” she said. “Although people told me I’m crazy that it was actually warmer.” For more photos of the event CLICK HERE