Kelley Schniedwind, a spokeswoman for Special Olympics Maryland, which benefits from the event, said the number of people jumping into the frigid waters Sunday at Sandy Point State Park was a record for the 16-year-old tradition, The Baltimore Sun reported Monday.
"The temperatures (in the 50s) probably had a lot to do with it. I'm sure a few people woke up this morning, looked out the window and said, 'Hey, let's go out to the park,'" Schniedwind said.
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