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900 Britons Take Chilly North Sea Dip for Charity

December 27, 1985|Associated Press

SUNDERLAND, England — About 900 swimmers braved gale-lashed waves and 35-degree cold Thursday for a dip in the North Sea, organizers of the annual winter event said.

The day-after-Christmas event, organized by the Sunderland Lions Club and a national brewery, was held with the goal of raising $28,000 for local charities.

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