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Polar bear dippers wade in and out of the chilly water at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles during Saturday's annual New Year's Day plunge.  Dozens of people braved sub-freezing air temperatures to ltake part in the ritual that also was undertaken by others on the North Olympic Peninsula at Lake Pleasant and Nordland.

Taking the plunge in Port Angeles

Polar bear dippers wade in and out of the chilly water at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles during Saturday’s annual New Year’s Day plunge. Dozens of people braved sub-freezing air temperatures to ltake part in the ritual that also was indulged by others on the North Olympic Peninsula at Lake Pleasant and Nordland.

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A  sign at Hollywood Beach lists the "vital stats" for Saturday's plunge.

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