Prince Harry takes plunge on Arctic trek

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Posted: Mar 30, 2011 6:10 PM
Prince Harry takes plunge on Arctic trek

Prince Harry doesn't do things halfway.

And now he can always tell his friends that he went for a swim in sub zero Arctic waters.

The red-haired prince took a running leap into frigid waters Wednesday wearing a bright orange immersion suit as part of his trip in support of wounded war veterans.

He is joining a trek of wounded servicemen in his role as patron of the Walking With The Wounded charity.

The goal is to raised 2 million pounds ($3.2 million) through donations and sponsorships.

The money will be used to help wounded British servicemen find work and security.

Harry plans to leave the group Friday. The others plan to continue to the North Pole.