Copping icy splash for charity

02:45, Jul 21 2014
icewater challenge
FREEZE FRAME: Te Anau men Tom Heyrick, Alistair Green and Josh Crib look gleeful as they pour freezing water over police officers Sergeant Tod Hollebon, Constable Dwight Grieve and Constable Chris Boulton as part of the Ice Challenge yesterday.

It was an opportunity some young men would struggle to resist - pouring icy cold water over the heads of members of the town's police force. Legally.

And it was an opportunity Te Anau lads Tom Heyrick, Alistair Green and Josh Crib gleefully took up yesterday as Sergeant Tod Hollebon, Constable Dwight Grieve and Constable Chris Boulton lined up to take part in the Ice Challenge.

To take part in the challenge, participants agree to pay $10 to charity if they are doused with buckets of freezing water, or $100 if they turn the dare down.

Grieve said the trio doing the dousing yesterday also agreed to pay $10 to charity in return for the opportunity to pour the water over the officers.

About 20 people gathered at the Te Anau police station to watch the antics.

Sitting beside the fire after his watery afternoon, Grieve said the challenge was all a bit of fun and for a good cause.

Te Anau police had a pretty good relationship with the town's youths, and yesterday's freezing experience showed the police could have fun too, he said.

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