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Ron Reese, of Cumming, follows jumps into the 48 degree waters of Lake Lanier at the Polar Bear Swim annual fundraiser for the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club -- held at Clarks Bridge Park in Gainesville on Tuesday. George Wangemann, of Gainesville, at left rear, was the first and final jumper of the day.

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Swimmers kick off 2013 with chilling plunge

For more than one person Tuesday, a quick dunk in a cold lake during the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim brought a check mark to the old bucket list.


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