Layer of ice couldn't deter participants in Nova Scotia's polar bear dip

Even a layer of ice couldn't deter hundreds of jumpers taking part in Nova Scotia's polar bear dip.

Organizers say a local fishermen had to clear the ice in Herring Cove outside Halifax before people could take part in the New Year tradition.

They say around 250 people as young as 10 and as old as 83 plunged into the ice-cold water.

Two New Year's Day polar bear dips in Ontario were cancelled because of the frigid temperatures.