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FDNY: Polar Bear Plunge Participant Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Annual Coney Island Event

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A New Year's Day tradition in Coney Island was interrupted by a medical emergency Saturday.

The FDNY says a participant taking part in the Polar Bear Plunge suffered a cardiac arrest around 11:30 a.m.

The victim was taken to a local hospital. Their condition is unknown.

The annual event, which dates back to 1903, was canceled last year because of the pandemic.

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