Residents start new year with frigid dip in Mattapoisett Harbor

By Tanner Harding | Jan 01, 2018
Photo by: Tanner Harding In and out: Participants ran in and turned around and ran right back out.

Mattapoisett — Despite snow in the sand, ice in the water and temperatures in the single digits, the annual Freezin' for a Reason polar plunge still saw people running into the ocean for charity.

The polar plunge was hosted by the Huggins family to raise money for the hidden costs cancer patients and their families face, such as childcare, gas, parking and food.

In addition to the icy dip, prayer ties were also handed out for people to make a wish for the new year.

There was a patch of ice from where water from high tide had frozen over. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
A woman huddles in a bathrobe after going for a quick swim. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
(Photo by: Tanner Harding)
(Photo by: Tanner Harding)
(Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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