Lawsuit names several defendents in death of Polar Bear Plunge participant

    A lawsuit stemming from a previous event may put a damper on this year’s Sea Isle City Polar Bear Plunge. The parents of 35-year-old Plunger Tracy Hottenstein have named several defendants in a suit over the 2009 death of their daughter.

    Among other things, as the Press of Atlantic City reports, the suit says the city’s permission of alcohol at the event is partly to blame of Hottenstein’s death. Hottenstein’s blood alcohol level was higher than the legal limit when she succumbed to hypothermia after the plunge, an annual event in which participants charge into the winter ocean.

    The 2011 Polar Bear Plunge is next weekend.

    Feed the Feed: Is anyone other than the sound-of-mind 35-year-old responsible for the death?

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