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Mainers take St. Patrick's Day Plunge to raise money for burn victims

It was chilly 14 degrees at Portland’s East End Beach around 5:30 a.m. Friday when dozens of people dashed into the ocean for the annual St. Patrick's Day Plunge. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A St. Patrick’s Day charity event is no match for winter.

Some daredevils jumped into the ocean for a good cause Friday morning.

It was chilly 14 degrees at Portland’s East End Beach around 5:30 a.m. when dozens of people dashed into the ocean for the annual St. Patrick's Day Plunge.

It was all for a good cause. All the donations from the plunge will benefit the Children's Burn Foundation.

This year’s participants had to track through snow to get to the ocean. The water was a frigid 37 degrees.

Plungers headed to Ri Ra’s after the plunge for a breakfast buffet and charity auction.

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