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Sitka polar dippers take annual plunge

Eric Jordan (r) leads the charge up the ramp at Saturday's dip. (KCAW Photo/Rich McClear)

Eric Jordan (r) leads the charge up the ramp at Saturday’s dip. (KCAW Photo/Rich McClear)

On Saturday (12-28-13) about 100 Sitkans took a swim without wet suits, dry suits, or survival suits — although one was in a Santa suit — in the Sitka Channel near the University of Alaska. The Annual Polar Dip was sponsored by the Sitka High School National Honor Society. KCAW’s Rich McClear was there and asked the only reasonable question a reporter could ask: Why?

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