Michigan Man Amazes Friends by Leaping Into Icy Lake Superior

A Michigan man achieved his dubious goal of “winter swimming” on February 16, braving frigid temperatures and ice to jump feet-first into Lake Superior.

In a video filmed by Mandy Moran, the man, identified only as Marcus, can be seen running toward the edge of a small cliff in Marquette, Michigan, before jumping straight off into the water, fully clothed.

Moran’s post was accompanied by the caption, “Mandy’s goal: winter camping // Marcus’s goal: winter swimming.”

Marcus, whose Instagram page said he is from the “West Coast of MI,” also shared the video.

Temperatures in Marquette on February 16 were as low as -8 F, the National Weather Service said. Credit: Mandy Moran via Storyful