More than 300 people take the plunge for Special Olympics

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Saturday marked the 6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Boutin at Trail of Tears State Park in Cape Girardeau County.

A new record of 26 teams with 307 people took a plunge into the water.

Some of the groups dressed up in crazy costumes including a group of Cape Girardeau Police officers decked out to look like the Cape roller girls.

All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

The plunge raised $55,000.  The goal this year was $50,000.

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