DORCHESTER (CBS) — Hundreds of swimmers ran into the frigid Dorchester Bay waters Thursday morning for the 112th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, sponsored by the L Street Brownies Swimming Club.

This year, swimmers took the plunge to raise funds for the Scleroderma Foundation. 

Participants get ready to take the plunge. (Carl Stevens/ WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Participants get ready to take the plunge. (Carl Stevens/ WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Participants meet at the L Street Tavern at 8am and were then escorted down L Street by the 103rd Postal Fire Column Pipes and Drums. At 9:30am, at the L Street Bathhouse, swimmers took the ice-cold plunge wearing anything from kilts to boxers.

The temperature outside was a brisk 25 degrees by plunge time.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens Reports

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