BOSTON (CBS) – Despite record high temperatures in recent days, ocean water temperature around Boston remains a less-than-balmy 46 degrees.

Still, dozens of daredevils spanned out across eight public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket to take the plunge on Saturday as part of the second Annual Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash.

In Photos: Cupid Splash

Save the Harbor / Save the Bay and the Harpoon Brewery sponsor the “cold weather” plunge to help fund free events and programs on the region’s public beaches, including sand sculpture competitions, beach parties, and family reading and movie nights. Jet Blue was also there this year giving away a bunch of freebies to participants.

Swimmers at South Boston’s L-Street beach were treated with hot coffee, hot chowder and cold Harpoon beer. The event was followed by “warm up” parties at a local pub in each community.

Mix 104.1’s Kennedy hosted the event.

This year’s Cupid Splash raised more than $30,000.


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