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Northport New Year's Day Polar Plunge 2017

Dozens of people arrived at Steer's Beach in Northport in order to take part in an annual polar plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Organized by Boy Scout Troop 410 of Northport, proceeds raised at the event are slated to benefit the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry in Northport.

There was a welcome sign to the Northport
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There was a welcome sign to the Northport Polar Plunge at Steers Beach on Jan. 1, 2017. The plunge was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410 to support the Northport food pantry.

People register for the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge
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People register for the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge at Steers Beach on Jan. 1, 2017. The plunge was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410 to support the Northport food pantry.

Northport Fire and Rescue team members Brendan Junkins,
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Northport Fire and Rescue team members Brendan Junkins, left, and Henry Cross prepare to enter Long Island Sound at Steers Beach in Northport on Jan. 1, 2017, to provide safety during the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge, sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410.

Ronkonkoma resident Patty Specter (53) at Steer's Beach
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Ronkonkoma resident Patty Specter (53) at Steer's Beach before the start of the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The plunge was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410 with all of the benefits going to the Northport Food Pantry.

Nan Conte, 47, and her daughter Olivia, 12,
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Nan Conte, 47, and her daughter Olivia, 12, at Steer's Beach before the start of the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

Northport resident Adam Silverstein takes a selfie at
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Northport resident Adam Silverstein takes a selfie at Steers Beach on Jan. 1, 2017, before participating in the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge. It was a mad dash into the frigid waters of the Long Island Sound for Adam and hundreds of others at the annual event sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410.

Centerport resident Flemming Hansen arrives at Steers Beach
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Centerport resident Flemming Hansen arrives at Steers Beach on Jan. 1, 2017, to participate in the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge. Hansen owns Copenhagen Bakery in Northport which donated all the baked goods for the annual event.

Jimmy Amato, 54, of Commack, and his son
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Jimmy Amato, 54, of Commack, and his son Brian, 22, attend the annual Northport Polar Plunge at Steers Beach in Northport on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410, which donated proceeds from the plunge to the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry.

The scene at Steer's Beach before the start
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The scene at Steer's Beach before the start of the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The annual plunge was sponsored by Northport's Boy Scout Troop 410 with all benefits going to the Northport Food Pantry.

Huntington resident Sue Seltenreich-Cerillo, 54, tests the waters
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Huntington resident Sue Seltenreich-Cerillo, 54, tests the waters of the Long Island Sound at Steer's Beach prior to the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The plunge was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410 with all of the benefits going to the Northport Food Pantry.

People line up on the Steer's Beach shoreline,
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People line up on the Steer's Beach shoreline, ready to take part in the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

People run into the water at Steers Beach
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People run into the water at Steers Beach during the annual Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410, which donated proceeds from the plunge to the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry.

People run into the water at Steers Beach
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People run into the water at Steers Beach during the annual Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410, which donated proceeds from the plunge to the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry.

Participants head into the frigid waters during the
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Participants head into the frigid waters during the annual Northport Polar Plunge at Steers Beach in Northport on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410, which donated proceeds from the plunge to the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry.

People run back to shore at Steer's Beach
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People run back to shore at Steer's Beach after the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The plunge was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410. The troop donated all benefits from the plunge to the Northport Food Pantry.

Rob Conte, 48, quickly heads back for dry
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Rob Conte, 48, quickly heads back for dry land after sprinting into the water at Steer's Beach during the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

The frigid waters of the Long Island Sound
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The frigid waters of the Long Island Sound has these people scurrying for dry land at Steer's Beach during the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The plunge was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410. The troop donated all benefits from the plunge to the Northport Food Pantry.

Participants make a beeline for the shore during
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Participants make a beeline for the shore during the annual Northport Polar Plunge at Steers Beach in Northport on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410, which donated proceeds from the plunge to the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry.

Participants make a beeline for the shore during
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Participants make a beeline for the shore during the annual Northport Polar Plunge at Steers Beach in Northport on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410, which donated proceeds from the plunge to the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry.

Participants sprint back to dry land at Steer's
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Participants sprint back to dry land at Steer's Beach during the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The annual plunge was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410 with all benefits going to the Northport Food Pantry.

Huntington resident Sue Seltenreich-Cerillo, 54, lingers in the
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Huntington resident Sue Seltenreich-Cerillo, 54, lingers in the water at Steer's Beach during the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The plunge was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410 with all of the benefits going to the Northport Food Pantry.

Northport resident Nicholas Desimone, 22, seen after emerging
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Northport resident Nicholas Desimone, 22, seen after emerging from the frigid waters of the Long Island Sound at Steer's Beach during the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

Ronkonkoma resident Patty Specter, 53, heads back to
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Ronkonkoma resident Patty Specter, 53, heads back to shore at Steer's Beach during the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The plunge was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410 with all of the benefits going to the Northport Food Pantry.

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