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Thousands take traditional plunge despite icy and windy conditions

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Icy and windy conditions did not stop thousands of Wisconsinites from plunging into Lake Michigan on New Year's Day.

Firefighters helped clear the ice at Jacksonport in Door County, where 750 people made the plunge.

Organizer J.R. Jarosh said gale-force winds created the worst conditions in 23 years. In Sheboygan. There was too much ice to hold the event at its normal spot so organizers moved about 600 yards to the south.

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