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Swimmers brave brisk conditions in annual Polar Bear Plunge

Posted at 5:58 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 19:14:48-05

A crowd gathered at North Beach this morning to take a leap into the new year.

About 200 people took part in today’s Polar Bear Plunge.

It was a chilly way to start the new year, but it’s for a good cause.

The idea is to educate the public about ALS and to raise money for research.

And, they got a chance to burn a few calories from their New Year’s Eve celebrations to boot.