Holyrood residents take icy plunge for charity

Some people in Holyrood celebrated the first day of spring by braving the -5 C temperature, and jumped in the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Crystal Dip.

Some people in Holyrood celebrated the first day of spring with a chilly dip in the Atlantic Ocean — all in the name of a good cause.

The annual Crystal Dip is part of the Crystal Carnival, which marks 40 days of town activities. 

It was -5 C on Sunday when participants took the plunge at 10 a.m. 

About 20 residents hopped into Holyrood Harbour at Maloney's Beach in support of the Newfoundland & Labrador Lung Association.

The town aims to raise $10,000.