Hypothermia is a scary condition because as your body begins to experience damaging vital signs, it sends a message of apathy to your body.

According to the Mayo Clinic, people experiencing hypothermia have the following symptoms: Shivering, clumsiness or lack of coordination, slurred speech or mumbling, stumbling, confusion or difficulty thinking, poor decision making, such as trying to remove warm clothes, drowsiness or very low energy, apathy or lack of concern about one's condition, progressive loss of consciousness, weak pulse, and slow, shallow breathing.

With full support of local emergency services, there is no risk of experiencing hypothermia at the 2012 Polar Plunge on Jan. 21 at Columbia Park in Kennewick to support Special Olympics Washington. Join the 98.3 The Key team here. Learn more about the event here.