On the Bay

Easton's Beach New Year's Day Polar Plunge

See who was brave enough to take the icy plunge in Newport on January 1

Posted

Brave souls started 2017 by taking an icy plunge on New Year’s Day at Easton’s Beach. The annual polar plunge, a cathartic and sobering tradition that’s been happening in Newport for decades, benefits A Wish Come True, an organization that helps grant wishes for kids with life-threatening illness. With that in mind, hearts warmed quickly after the splashing and shivering was over.