By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New Year’s Day tradition in Coney Island was interrupted by a medical emergency Saturday.

The FDNY says a participant taking part in the Polar Bear Plunge suffered a cardiac arrest around 11:30 a.m.

The victim was taken to a local hospital. Their condition is unknown.

The annual event, which dates back to 1903, was canceled last year because of the pandemic.

CBSNewYork Team