Hundreds of plungers braved the icy waters

Updated: Feb. 26, 7:10 p.m.

Nearly 600 people came out to the annual Polar Plunge Saturday at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The 16th annual event was hosted by the Osage Beach Police Department and the City of Osage Beach.

Dozens of groups and individuals took a dip in the icy water.

One of the most daring groups was the Super Plungers.

The team plunged into the lake 24 times in a 24-hour time period.

A parade of costumes filled Public Beach 2 at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Superheroes were a popular choice, the rock and roll band kiss and pirates also came in large numbers.

KRCG TMs very own Zach Paul, Zac Evans and Lucas Bond braved the bitter cold water while Meghan Lane helped judge festive outfits.

The plunge benefited the Special Olympics Missouri.

Original Story:

Get your plunge outfit ready! The annual Polar Plunge at the Lake of the Ozarks is just days away.You can take part this Saturday, February 26th, with the Polar Strut, a costume contest and hundreds of people plunging into the freezing waters of the lake.Organizers are hoping to raise $175,000 from the day. All the proceeds go to benefit the local athletes with Special Olympics Missouri.And it's not too late for you to get involved; you can register up until Saturday. Check out the Special Olympics Missouri Polar Plunge website for all the details.If you can't take the plunge, KRCG has a team of plungers, and you can donate to our team.KRCG is a proud sponsor of the Polar Plunge.