Tracy Hottenstein, who died in Sea Isle, New Jersey in 2009 on the weekend of the Polar Bear Plunge is being avenged by her parents in typical first-world fashion through a lawsuit against nineteen separate defendants. The kicker: Tracy did not participate in the Polar Bear Plunge.
The annual event is marked by a procession of men and women who brave the icy Atlantic coast at the peak of the winter season. In addition, the downtown area bars and liquor stores see a large influx of business during the weekend. Hottenstein was at the resort community during the Plunge on Saturday, but reportedly left a restaurant shortly after 2 am the following morning and was found dead five hours later. The cause of death: Hypothermia and acute intoxication.
Now, Hottenstein’s parents are suing not only the city of Sea Isle, but two bars, a couple who dined with Hottenstein earlier in the evening, the hospital where her body was taken, the doctor who pronounced her dead, and probably the Atlantic Ocean as well. Hey, while we’re at it, let’s sue the sun for deviating from the Northern hemisphere and New Jersey for being adjacent to a cold body of water. [Source; Image]