Dozens bare all in chilly charity dip

Dated: 22/09/2013'NAKED AMBITIONS ... Hundreds of people brave the chilly North sea at Druridge Bay, in Northumberland, this morning (Sun) to take part in the North East Skinny Dip 2013, in the shadow of the last sunrise of the summer before tonight's autumn equinox.'See skinnydip story by North News' NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES
Dated: 22/09/2013'NAKED AMBITIONS ... Hundreds of people brave the chilly North sea at Druridge Bay, in Northumberland, this morning (Sun) to take part in the North East Skinny Dip 2013, in the shadow of the last sunrise of the summer before tonight's autumn equinox.'See skinnydip story by North News' NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES

SKINNY-DIPPERS bared all as they braved the cold of the North Sea in a world record attempt.

Dozens of hardy souls descended on Druridge Bay on Sunday, but the 180-strong crowd fell short of the 506-person target for the biggest dip.

The swimmers still enjoyed the 6.45am attempt, which coincided with the autumn equinox.

The event was supported by the National Trust and proceeds raised were split between its conservation work along the Northumberland coast and mental health charity MIND.

Event organiser Jax Higginson said: “Everybody was just really feeling alive and being part of nature. Nobody was shy – everyone took part fully.”