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Bockfest Challenges Winter with Spring Dip in Lake Superior

Updated: 03/15/2014 10:03 PM
Created: 03/15/2014 9:53 PM WDIO.com

Saturday was the last, and craziest, day of the 20th Annual Fitger's Bockfest in Duluth.

The festival is a traditional celebration of spring. For the finale, attendees challenged winter by jumping into the frigid waters of Lake Superior.

Scott Saby was one of the brave souls who took the plunge. He said he and his friends gather every year to jump in, but this year was worse than most.

"It was a little windy when we jumped in," he said. "It's always cold, of course, but what we experienced this time was just bitter cold. Usually the sun hits you right away and you warm up, but after I got out for a second or two it was a little colder than usual."

Bockfest wrapped up with a team beer drinking contest on Saturday evening.

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