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PORTAGE LAKES -- We may be months away from summer, but that didn't stop hundreds of people from going for a quick afternoon swim.

But first, a hole had to be cut in the ice...

While the skies were sun-soaked and the air temperature was much warmer than it has been in the past few weeks (a balmy 42 degrees), the waters were wickedly cold at 36 degrees.

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For the 11th annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump, 860 people took an icy dip at Portage Lakes State Park to raise money for charity.

As each put their toes on the edge of a dock, each person -- many dressed in goofy costumes -- plunged their goosebump-covered bodies into the frigid lake.

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It was a splashing success.

After the two-hour event was over, organizers say more than $100,000 was raised for local charities, including the Ronald McDonald House and Camp Quality.

Many participants raised more than $500 each.

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