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Polar Plunge at Woodlawn Beach - PHOTOS

gallery by Cody Osborne  • 

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It was a beautiful day to be at Woodlawn Beach State Park on Saturday afternoon (if you consider 40 degrees and cloudy to be beautiful). Over $100,000 was raised this year by our annual Buffalo, NY Polar Plunge. Buffalonians came out in packs to show some support for…

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Polar Plunge at Woodlawn Beach

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The annual "Freezin for a Reason" Polar Plunge at Woodlawn Beach was held on Saturday to benefit Special Olympics. Plungers enjoyed an uncharacteristically beautiful day by tailgating, dancing, and eventually swimming in an ice cold lake in the middle of winter in Buffalo.…

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Taking a frigid plunge for a good cause

blog by Ben Kirst  • 

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So you’ve been submerged in frozen water.  Your odds of survival?  Not great, my friend:

“Cold water removes heat from the body 25 times faster than cold air. About 50% of that…