Photo submitted Tatla Lake residents Ethan Jensen (left) and his grandpa Roy Paul enjoyed multiple dips into the frigid waters of Tatlayoko Lake New Years Day.

Chilcotin residents jump briskly into 2019

Several daring Cariboo-Chilcotin residents took an icy plunge New Year’s Day.

Several brave Chilcotin residents plunged into 2019 New Years Day.

Tatlayoko Lake resident Roma Shaughnessy said there was a great turnout for the Annual Tatlayoko Lake Polar Bear Swim on the north beach of Tatlayoko Lake Tuesday.

“Conditions were a bit challenging with water temperature of 0.5C (taken with a digital kitchen thermometer), air temperature of 1.5 C and winds gusting as they do in Tatlayoko to 30 km/h at 11 a.m.,” Shaughnessy said.

“But everyone was up for a challenge and charged into the waves.”

Ultra Polar Bears for 2019’s swim were Ethan Jensen with eight polar plunges, followed by Roy Paul, who is in his early 70s, with seven swims.

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