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New Year’s plunge at Ostend

5/1/20 - Nearly 5,000 people braved the cold waters of the North Sea to take part in the traditional Ice-bearing in the seaside resort of Ostend on Saturday afternoon.  The air temperature was relatively mild, though a temperature of 7°C (44°F) was recorded in the waters of the North Sea.  The 4,750 participants were outnumbered by numerous well-wishers who preferred to stay on dry land.

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