Portland Polar Dip: C'mon in, the water's fine

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About 75 participants charge into the icy water at East End Beach on Saturday, March 14, during the 8th annual Portland Polar Dip. The event raised more than $10,000 for Camp Sunshine — a 24-acre camp on Sebago Lake in Casco that provides free, year-round accommodations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The water temperature was estimated at 34 degrees.

Mother and daughter Roxanne Reynolds, left, and Jerusha Chicoine, center, emerge from the icy water at East End Beach on Saturday, March 14, during the 8th annual Portland Polar Dip. About 75 participants took a short swim after raising more than $10,000 for Camp Sunshine — a 24-acre camp on Sebago Lake in Casco that provides free, year-round accommodations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Chicoine, whose family stayed at the camp after her son was diagnosed with a rare eye tumor, was part of a four-member team Saturday that included “Batman” and “The Flash.”  

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