- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) - More than 140 people plunged into a bone-chilling Hudson River to raise money for charity.

The water temperature was 36 degrees Sunday for the seventh annual Penguin Plunge in Nyack in New York’s Rockland County.

The event raises funds to help pay medical bills for children with serious illnesses.

The Penguin Plunge was started by Barbara Noyes, an officer in the South Nyack-Grand View Police Deparmtent, and Pearl River resident Mike Lynch. It has raised $125,000 in the last seven years.

The Journal News (http://lohud.us/OSu6Va ) says this year’s proceeds will help Danny van Schaik, a seventh-grader fighting leukemia, and Sangeetha John, a high school senior who has an inoperable brain tumor.

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Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com