Hundreds bare all for skinny dip record bid
Hundreds of people braved plummeting temperatures to run into the sea naked in a bid to set a new world record for the biggest ever skinny dip.
More than 200 people stripped off and ran into the sea at sunrise for The North East Skinny Dip in Druridge Bay, Northumberland, but failed to break the record.
The event was organised to raise money for mental health charity Mind and those involved are confident they have raised thousands.
Unfortunately the organisers said they think the numbers fell short of breaking the record.
Organiser Jacqueline Higginson, 34, from Whitburn, said: "I don't think there was enough to do it but there was enough of us for it to be a lot of fun.
"We chose Mind because I feel very close to the issues around mental health both personally and as a paramedic as I see it all around me."
She decided to stage the event after taking part last year in a mass skinny dip was held at Rhossili beach in Wales, where more than 400 people plunged naked into the sea.