Polar Bear Swim 2012 At Coney Island

by Laura Silverstein · January 4, 2012

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While most people were cozied up indoors avoiding the winter chill, hoards of characters (ranging from the brave to the bizarre) made their way out to Coney Island for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. An eclectic group gathered to rush into the water, some bringing their families and dogs as witnesses to this strange yet intriguing event. In case you missed it, here are some of the more exciting moments.