MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)-One West Michigan man took the plunge twice Saturday.
After jumping with three fellow deputies from the Muskegon County Sheriff's Department, Dan Stout got on one knee and made the commitment of a lifetime.
"I wanted to surprise [my girlfriend] there, that way she'd never know it was coming," said Stout. "She actually told me in the past that she didn't want [a proposal] done in public. Well I had to throw her off a bit, so I did it out in the public here."
Stout's girlfriend said yes.
Saturday's polar plunge also attracted dozens of other participants. They paraded in crazy costumes before jumping in the frigid waters at Hartshorn Marina.
The Muskegon Polar Plunge is typically held on Muskegon Lake, but it was moved to the docks since there is little to no ice.
Proceeds from the plunge will benefit Special Olympics Michigan athletes.