Fox 9 meteorologist Ian Leonard seems to be a natural when it comes to polar plunges, sort of like a duck takes to water.
Of course, it could just be his outfit.
For Eden Prairie’s 15th annual polar plunge on Saturday, Leonard jumped into Lake Riley dressed like a yellow duck. He quipped later on social media that he was “one cold duck.”
On a wintry but bright afternoon, the Eden Prairie resident led hundreds of polar plunge participants into the frigid waters for a quick dip for a good cause.
Leonard, described by an event organizer in a 2015 Eden Prairie News article as the plunge ambassador, has been taking part in plunges since 2007.
Nearly 600 people plunged on Saturday in Eden Prairie, raising about $160,000.
In its first 14 years, the Eden Prairie polar plunge raised about $1.6 million. Last year, 157 plungers raised about $54,000.
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