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Jaclyne Reive

Law students brave frigid lake to benefit Downtown Mission

Lake St. Clair is cold in December, but not as cold as being homeless, says Jaclyne Reive.

“We came out of the water and warmed up, but people living outside get cold and stay cold,” said the Windsor Law student, one of eight who participated in a Polar Bear Dip at Sandpoint Beach on Sunday, December 4. The event was a benefit for the Downtown Mission, which provides a sanctuary and meals for the needy.

Reive said she said to fight her instincts to advance into the cold water.