A new internet based craze called the cold water challenge has some local
police departments sending out advisories. The challenge entails jumping into cold water and then nominating 3 others to do the same. The challenge originally started out as a charity fund raiser for a cancer survivor; if you take the challenge you make a small donation to the charity, if you decline the challenge you make a larger donation to the charity. People are now doing it because it’s fun and entertaining.
Some of those involved in this are doing the challenge in Lake Tomah, jumping off from the dock located in Winnebago Park. The City of Tomah has an ordinance against swimming in Lake Tomah. Bottom line……….don’t jump in the lake.