An estimated 12,000 people showed up at the Chesapeake Bay to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland by jumping in the frigid water, officials said.
A smaller plunge was also held at 4 p.m., for which about 4,000 participants showed up, said Special Olympics Maryland spokeswoman Linda Ellingsworth.
The event likely brought in about $2.8 million for Special Olympics Maryland, Ellingsworth said.
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