Summary: journalist who was injured after plunging into the frigid Atlantic Ocean on New Year's Day when he was among some 200 people who dived into the water at Coney Island during the annual Polar Bear Club swim, but who was not a member.
Cause of Death: Head and neck injuries suffered in a diving accident
Born: January 31, 1974
Died: January 5, 2007
Location: Brooklyn, New York