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Hundreds take to the water in annual Pelican Plunge

 Hundreds take to the water in annual Pelican Plunge

Hundreds of folks of all ages took the Pelican Plunge on Friday at Hunting Island State Park and New Year’s Day water temperatures hovering in the mid 60s just like the air temps and didn’t deter many from the fun.  Some participants ran in, and immediately ran back out of the water, while some went in for a second dip.

The afternoon’s festivities included a calypso band, lots of colorful and imaginative costumes…and a lot of fun. The event benefits the Discover Carolina program that brings classrooms into the State Park for hands on learning and is sponsored by Friends of Hunting Island.

For more photos of the Plunge, visit this link. Photos courtesy Phil Heim/

Check out some video of the event, including the opening countdown and the charge into the water, courtesy of Kelly Taylor of Fripp Island:


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Photos courtesy Phil Heim /


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