The Herald

Hardy souls splash out for nippy dip


SCORES of hardy souls braved the chill of the North Sea as snow showers made it a Boxing Day dip with a real nip.

About 120 people washed off the excesses of Christmas Day by running into the water at Aberdeen beach.

Everyone from the Avengers to Wonder Woman was on hand for the charity event, which raises money for a variety of good causes.

Among the adventurou­s dippers taking part was Ross Ford.

The 25-year-old proved he was a real “cheeky” chap by stripping down to a thong mankini before taking the plunge.

He said: “It was really cold. Just so, so cold.

“But it’s all for charity. My cousin and I raised more than £200 for good causes so it was worth it.”

The event was nearly called off earlier in the day due to heavy snow showers battering the north east of the country.

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