New Year's Mermet Springs Dive


Amanda Roberts

 For those with a bit of an adventurous side, the New Year started with an old and cold tradition.

More than fifty divers took part in this New Year's dive at Mermet Springs in Massac County, Illinois. They came from Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois.

At noon, the divers made the plunge into the 40 degree water to celebrate the New Year. 

This is the 16th year for the event.