Polar Bear Club president makes 60th jump
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Polar Bear Club president previously said he was making this year’s 60th consecutive jump into Lake Michigan on New Year’s Day his last.
Eighty-two-year-old Garth Gaskey said he was quitting because of his age, the four stents in his heart and his daughter was unhappy about it.
But on Sunday the retired Brookfield maintenance man told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he wasn’t so sure about next year. He jumped in with his granddaughter and great-granddaughter at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee.
His daughter, Cathy Mayer, was at the event, too, and had a different story. She says they are taking him to Arizona next year.