PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crazed residents dive into 2017 with Polar Bear Plunge Sunday
Dozens of crazed residents dove into the New Year at the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Burien’s Three Tree Point on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.
What started out as a small neighborhood tradition in 2002 has turned into one of Burien’s funnest events, with people coming from all around to participate.
The winner of the much-coveted Polar Bear Plunge award this year was Andy McCurdy of Auburn, who took home the prize after showing much exuberance – both in and out of the cold water – while wearing a Seahawks-themed Luche Libre mask:
BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer shot this video, which was broadcast live at the time on our Facebook page:
And here’s a point-of-view GoPro clip of former South King Media Intern Sterling Smith, who braved the waters in costume as a Baby New Year (along with Father Time of course); be sure to watch the slow-mo replay closely for the hilarious faces made as the cold water hits:
Also, here’s a great video shot and edited by Cameron Johnson, a proud grad of Highline High School and freelance videographer from Burien who recently returned from Chicago:
Elston Hill took these great photos (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):