Hundreds Plunge For Cystic Fibrosis Under Sunny Skies
Hundreds of happy plungers were drawn to Beach 98 Street on Saturday for the annual Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis. Under sunny skies and what passed for warm February temperatures, they dove into the surf and just as quickly came out to dry off. Pictured, pipers lead the crowd from Vaughn’s Pub on Rockaway Beach Boulevard to the beach.Dan Dicksheid and his two sons, Michael (left) and Matthew try to get warm after the cold plunge.Getting ready for the quick dip. The air was relatively warm, but the water temperature was chilly. Plungers showed disdain for Polar Bear Club, which makes its dip on New Year’s Day.The large crowd anticipates rush for surf as many other look on.Hundreds head towards the water.A few diehards stopped to frolic in the surf.A group of wet and cold firefighters pose for the camera.Friends to the end. After the plunge, from left, Nicole Mendez, Katie Lampropoulos, Andrea Cummins and Alison Mills.Most of the swimmers did not dally long in the cold water.