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NH officials warn of dangerous 'polar plunging' trend

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NEW HAMPSHIRE -

"Polar plunging" is the latest potentially deadly dare between teenagers that officials say is being sparked by social media.

New Hampshire Fish and Wildlife has put out a warning that teens in the state have been pressuring each other to jump into icy rivers and lakes with no life jackets.

Experts say that's dangerous becaues of hidden ice and cold temperatures.

Experts say immersion in cold water can quickly leave even a good swimmer helpless within minutes.

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