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CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard 9th District urges swimmers to consider potentially lethal risk factors before entering cold water without adequate supervision.


This warning comes in response to the Cold Water Challenge, a trending video topic on social media sites, which calls for participants to record themselves plunging into frigid water or else make a donation to a selected charity, and then encourage a friend to do the same.

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