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250 swimmers take the plunge for New Year's Day dip

250 swimmers joined the volunteer crew at Looe RNLI for the 6th annual Looe New Year's Day dip. Photo: RNLI/Ian Foster

Forming a long line along East Looe beach, over 250 swimmers joined the volunteer crew at Looe RNLI for the 6th annual Looe New Year's Day dip.

Many swimmers wore fancy dress as they ran into the sea to mark the New Year, and in the process raised over £1000 in donations for Looe Lifeboat Station.

David Haines, Lifeboat Operations Manager with Looe RNLI and Jay Curtis, volunteer Looe RNLI crew member who organised today’s event were delighted with the number of swimmers who took part.

David Haines went on to say “the generous donations will be used by Looe Lifeboat Station for crew training, helping them to continue saving lives at sea”.

The dip raised over £1000 in donations for Looe Lifeboat Station. Credit: RNLI/Ian Foster