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Taking a plunge in the ice

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Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims beneath 20 inches of Lake Erie ice.

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Jeff Omstead, Wheatley, Ont., begins his dive on Jana's Wreck in Colchester, Ontario.

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Mike Drexler cuts a hole in Lake Erie ice in preparation for an ice dive in Colchester, Ontario.

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Divers prepare to plunge through a hole in the ice and into Lake Erie during an ice dive in Colchester, Ontario.

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Aaron Oaks, Van Buren Township, Mich., shuttles his dive gear back to shore.

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Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims past a boiler on Jana's Wreck.

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Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims beneath 20 inches of Lake Erie ice.

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Rich Synowiec, Monroe, Mich., swims along Jana's Wreck.

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A nearly 160-year-old capstan on Jana's Wreck in Lake Erie, just 500 feet from the shoreline in Colchester, Ontario.

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