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Hundreds of Long Islanders plunged into the Atlantic (Credit: Brittany Wait)

Hundreds of Long Islanders plunged into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event was a fundraiser for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry, which organizers say feeds 500 local families. (Dec. 8, 2012)

9th annual Polar Bear Plunge in Southampton

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

From left, Masonic Old Town Lodge 908 members
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

From left, Masonic Old Town Lodge 908 members Dave Sendlenski, 54, Gary Anderson, 60, and Marty Moscicki, 59, are among the hundreds of Long Islanders to plung into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Karmen Friedman, 13, and her friend Samantha Wesnofske,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Karmen Friedman, 13, and her friend Samantha Wesnofske, 12, are among the hundreds of Long Islanders to plung into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Natalie Cummings, 16, and mother Julie Cummings-Bosch are
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Natalie Cummings, 16, and mother Julie Cummings-Bosch are among the hundreds of Long Islanders to plung into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry. (Dec. 8, 2012)

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Hundreds of Long Islanders plunged into the Atlantic
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Hundreds of Long Islanders plunged into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event was a fundraiser for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry, which organizers say feeds 500 local families. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Water Mill residents Karmen Friedman, 13, Lucy Wesnofske,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Water Mill residents Karmen Friedman, 13, Lucy Wesnofske, 8, and Samantha Wesnofske, 12, are among the hundreds of Long Islanders to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

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Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

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ADVERTISE HERE
Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

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