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160 brave Whitby Boxing Day dip

Around 160 swimmers braved the icy waters of the North Sea for Whitby's traditional Boxing Day Dip.

Thousands of people lined the town's west pier to watch the annual spectacle, which is organised by the local Lions club to raise money for charity.

The hardiest souls spent up to 20 minutes in the water which at this time of year hovers around a chilly nine degrees celsius.