Polar Plunge Preps Underway at Manmade Lake

Hundred of people are gearing up to jump into the icy waters of Manmade Lake in Wausau this weekend.

It's all part of the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympic Athletes.

Thursday, crews spent the day cutting a giant hole in the lake that's 17ft by 22ft in size. They used a chainsaw to cut giant ice cubes, which were pulled out of the lake and set aside. Each cube was about 4ft tall by 4ft wide and 22 inches thick.

The plunge itself will take place on Saturday.


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