Polar bears

The polar bears jumped in the water in Dorchester yesterday to start their New Year off in style.

47 jumpers took the plunge at the Lions’ club annual dip. Organizer Warren Folkins told the Times and Transcript the conditions couldn’t been any better with temperatures just above freezing and not a lot of wind. As one jumper from Newfoundland said, it was like summer weather in Newfoundland as he stripped down to shorts, a t-shirt and sou’wester.

The dippers all paid a $25 fee which will go to the volunteer fire department.