Cold water plunge to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims

Posted at 7:04 PM, Feb 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-02 19:04:12-05

BREEZY POINT, QUEENS (PIX11)- It was bright and sunny, but definitely not a day to take an outdoor swim.  However, that did not stop dozens of hardy souls from plunging into the Atlantic off Breezy Point, Queens.

They were motivated by a cause, to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The plunge has been an annual tradition for more than a decade to raise money for cystic fibrosis research, but the Sandy re-building efforts really gave the plunge a new fundraising focus this year.