North Beach Polar Plunge attracts hundreds of brave swimmers

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(WJLA) - While many people around the D.C. area spent New Year's Day recovering from their evening festivities, a few hardy souls decided to brave the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Hundreds of brave swimmers hopped into the water Wednesday near North Beach during the annual North Beach Polar Plunge.

While some just managed to dip their feet into the water, many others jumped into the bone-chilling water without a second thought.

Proceeds from Wednesday's event benefitted the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.