The 28th annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Delaware included 3,544 participants raising more than $906,000 on Feb. 3 in Rehoboth Beach.

The air temperature was recorded at 43 degrees Fahrenheit and the water 39 degrees during the 1 p.m. plunge.

The event, sponsored by Wawa, has raised nearly $12 million in its 28-year history. Special Olympics Delaware provides sports training and competition opportunities for more than 4,200 Delawareans of all ages who have intellectual disabilities.

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