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Plungers cheered as they leave the freezing water (Credit: Samantha Finch)

Plungers cheered as they leave the freezing water at the Stony Point Seals 14th Annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

Hundreds make the (Polar) Plunge for Sandy relief

About 300 people arrived at the Grassy Point Seawall for the 14th annual Polar Plunge to raise money for superstorm Sandy relief. (Feb. 3, 2013)

From left, Caitlyn McNicholas, 17, of Stony Point;
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

From left, Caitlyn McNicholas, 17, of Stony Point; Joelle Martino, 17, of Haverstraw; Jessica Leone, 15, of Stony Point; Megan Carbia of Tompkins Grove; and Melisa Brenner, 17, of Stony Point, wear paint and swimsuits at the Stony Point Seals' 14th annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

Several motorcycle riders take part at the Stony
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Several motorcycle riders take part at the Stony Point Seals' 14th annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

Brrrrr! Once they ran into the water, many
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Brrrrr! Once they ran into the water, many realized just how cold it was at the Stony Point Seals' 14th annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

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Close to 300 people ran into the freezing
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Close to 300 people ran into the freezing Hudson River at the Stony Point Seals' 14th annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

Men, women and children head into the Hudson
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Men, women and children head into the Hudson River at the Stony Point Seals' 14th annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

Plungers leave the freezing water at the Stony
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

Plungers leave the freezing water at the Stony Point Seals' 14th annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

After leaving the freezing water, many headed straight
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

After leaving the freezing water, many headed straight for warm clothes and towels at the Stony Point Seals' 14th annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

T-shirts, hats and raffle tickets were sold to
(Credit: Samantha Finch)

T-shirts, hats and raffle tickets were sold to raise money for superstorm Sandy relief at the Stony Point Seals' 14th annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

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Friends Will Lopez, 17, of West Haverstraw; Chris
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Friends Will Lopez, 17, of West Haverstraw; Chris Filer, 17, of Stony Point; Luke Lodini, 14, of Stony Point; and Larry Lindsey of West Haverstraw dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Stony Point Seals' 14th annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

Erik Brauch of Haverstraw dons motorcycle jacket and
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Erik Brauch of Haverstraw dons motorcycle jacket and face paint at the Stony Point Seals' 14th annual Polar Plunge at the Grassy Point Seawall in Stony Point. (Feb. 3, 2013)

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