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.READ MORE: Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective In Kids
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.READ MORE: Hopkinton High School First In State To Drop Mask Mandate
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.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
This year’s Cupid Splash raised more than $30,000.