Jamestown Press: It wasn’t as balmy as last year, when temperatures in the 50s made a dip in the bay seem almost appealing. But despite the decidedly cooler weather, a group of close to 200 people splashed into the East Passage of Narragansett Bay on New Year’s Day as part of the second annual Jamestown 1st Day Plunge. An additional 500 people were on hand to watch the event. (Last year about 350 people plunged, with 750 more spectating.)
According to organizers, the plunge went off without a hitch, despite the ongoing seawall construction in the area. “It went well,” said Police Chief Edward Mello. “From a public safety standpoint, everything went off without any problems.”
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