Hundreds take part in annual Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island

More than 800 people made a dash into the Atlantic Ocean yesterday during Brooklyn's annual Polar Bear Plunge. The chilly event was put on by the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, which partnered with Camp

News 12 Staff

Jan 2, 2012, 4:55 PM

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Hundreds take part in annual Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island
More than 800 people made a dash into the Atlantic Ocean yesterday during Brooklyn's annual Polar Bear Plunge.
The chilly event was put on by the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, which partnered with Camp Sunshine, a Maine-based charity that helps families with sick kids.
Some participants say the water is symbolic of cleansing and starting anew, putting them on the right track for the new year.


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