LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) -- The wake-up call for about 200 people in northern Michigan was cold -- and very wet.
They ran into Lake Michigan, splashed and some even went under water for a good cause Saturday in Ludington. A Mason County fund for veterans hopes to raise at least $30,000.
The Ludington Daily News says it started as a stunt 14 years ago but now is a community tradition. The water temperature was below 40 degrees, and the air temperature wasn't much higher. There was fog, too.
A state lawmaker, Ray Franz, says it took his breath away. Rick Plummer of the veterans fund described Lake Michigan in May as "wonderful, invigorating" -- and a "shock."
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