VIDEO: Polar Bear Plunge A Big $plash

On Saturday, Feb. 14th, 15 or so area locals braved the chilly 45-degree temps of Puget Sound near the Redondo Pier in Des Moines for a special “Polar Bear Plunge” to raise money for Special Olympics.

We were there, and our own Bart Bryan, intrepid Ad Sales Dude, actually jumped into the water with the rest of the nuts. Organized by Tukwila Police Officer Ted Rutt, the plunge took place around 11:15am.

Salty’s provided free clam chowder to participants, and numerous Tukwila cops, local firefighters, lifeguards and even an ambulance were on hand, just in case (there were no injuries, but there was a lot of hoopin’ and hollerin’).

We were happy to donate $100 to the cause, and we also shot the following video story:

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