Rehoboth Beach draws 3,000 for Polar Bear Plunge

    More than 3,000 people risked hypothermia over the weekend for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. As Mark Eichmann reports for WHYY, 3,094 people braved the cold ocean waters to raise $550,000 for the Special Olympics.

    Luckily the temp was a mild 42 degrees at the time.

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