A group of people briefly took to the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean off of Montauk on Sunday, Jan. 1 2017 as part of Gurney's Montauk Resort & Spa's New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge, with proceeds slated to benefit The Retreat domestic violence agency.

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Chris Schmidt of Montauk, fresh from the sauna, prepares to brave the cold waters off Gurney's in Montauk during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Aubrey and Joe Daniels of Scarsdale, along with their boys Alexander, 10, and Nicholas, 8, brave the cold waters off Gurney's in Montauk during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Caitlin Hamilton of Brooklyn reacts to her plunge into the cold waters off Gurney's in Montauk during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Caitlin Hamilton of Brooklyn reacts to her plunge into the cold waters off Gurney's in Montauk during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Aubrey and Joe Daniels of Scarsdale brave the cold waters off Gurney's in Montauk during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Michael Bamberger of Northport flips into the cold waters off Gurney's in Montauk during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Joe and Aubrey Daniels of Scarsdale brave the cold waters off Gurney's in Montauk during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Chris Schmidt of Montauk dives into the cold waters off Gurney's in Montauk during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Chris Schmidt of Montauk reacts after a dip in the cold waters off Gurney's in Montauk during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Aubrey Daniels of Scarsdale and her boys Alexander, 10, and Nicholas, 8, leave the cold waters off Gurney's in Montauk during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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