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A new tradition is born in Mukilteo

Plungers dive into a new decade


Last updated 1/29/2020 at 11:34am

Madeline Coats

Polar Plunge participants sprinted into the water Saturday morning Jan. 25. Nearly 50 people jumped into the Puget Sound at Lighthouse Park.

Mukiltean's jumped into freezing cold water at Lighthouse Park on Saturday morning...on purpose.

Sound Salmon Solutions, a new nonprofit organization in Old Town, hosted the city's first annual Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 25. Participants ran into the rigid waters of the Mukilteo waterfront to ring in the new year – just a few weeks late.

About 50 people showed up to the park in costumes, onesies, and swim trunks. Volunteers even dressed up in scuba gear and waded into the Puget Sound pre-plunge to protect divers from a sudden drop in the water.

"We have some many great volunteers," said Lis...

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