People react after taking the plunge in 30-degree temperatures during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Kathy Willens

People react after taking the plunge in 30-degree temperatures during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Hundreds ring in 2013 with icy plunge in NY waters

The Associated Press

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NEW YORK – Hundreds of hardy swimmers rang in 2013 with a plunge into the icy sea off Brooklyn’s Coney Island, an area struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

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