facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

About 46,000 take New Year's winter swims in Netherlands

Jan. 2, 2014 at 1:22 PM   |   Comments

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Organizers of winter swims in the Netherlands said about 46,000 people rang in the New Year by running into frigid waters.

The main event, at the Scheveningen resort in The Hague, featured about 10,000 people running into the North Sea Wednesday. Dozens of smaller events around the country brought the total number of cold water daredevils to about 46,000, DutchNews.nl reported Thursday.

Nos television reported the temperature of the North Sea water at Scheveningen Jan. 1 was a "relatively warm" 45.5 degrees.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Hundreds of cats take over island in New York
2
Ohio woman allegedly poops in front of Walgreens after being accused of shoplifting
3
Women catches home run at San Francisco Giants game in her beer
4
American tourists call police after getting charged $56 for 3 ice creams and water
5
Mom sells daughter's Katy Perry tickets on Facebook to teach her a lesson
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback