600 Attend L Street Boston Harbor Polar Bear Plunge

Posted on January 1, 2013 by



They came in waves, and leapt into the bone-chilling waves — or tiptoed. They came singly, in pairs, in groups of four, five, and nine, all driven by their own reasons.

“It’s on my bucket list. I’ve got to check it off,” said first-timer Kim Yates, 31, of Arlington.

“In memory of our friend,” said Hopkinton resident Rick O’Dell, 23, standing among high school and college buddies who have come for four years. “He’d be right here shivering with us.”

“Why not?” said Lee Kennon, 28, a first-time swimmer who lives in Newton.


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