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Watch video: See boys dive for cross in Tarpon Springs Epiphany celebration

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Tarpon Springs celebrated its 104th Epiphany today on a particularly chilly morning — two of this year's cross divers were treated for hypothermia. In all, 66 Greek Orthodox Christian boys ages 16 to 18 took the plunge today to search the murky waters of Spring Bayou for the Epiphany cross, symbolizing additional blessings from the Lord.

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  • Dimitrios Kalogiannis, a 16-year-old junior at Gulf High School in New Port Richey, retrieved the cross after 17 seconds.

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