Hundreds jump in icy waters during Special Olympics Polar Plunge

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The icy cold waters of Lake Michigan couldn't deter hundreds of people from taking part in the Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 15th.

Around 400 winter warriors took a dip in the freezing lake to help raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Despite the brutally cold winter, the event attracted more participants than last year.

"It's so cold. The water is so cold. You can see the chunks of ice behind us and these people are raising a ton of money to help us out," said Kelly Lang with Special Olympics Wisconsin.

This year's Polar Plunge raised about $100,000 for the organization. This is the 6th year the event has been held in Milwaukee.