A lawsuit filed by the parents of a Pennsylvania woman who died after attending an icy-water Polar Bear Plunge at the New Jersey shore is headed to court.
Jury selection is expected to begin Wednesday in Camden in the case of 35-year-old suburban Philadelphia resident Tracy Hottenstein. Her body was found near a pier in Sea Isle City on Feb. 15, 2009.
The lawsuit says she may have been alive but suffering from hypothermia and paramedics didn't take adequate steps to save her.
Hottenstein had been drinking with friends after the town's annual Polar Bear Plunge the previous night. She didn't take the plunge but fell off a pier later.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. It names AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and the doctor who pronounced Hottenstein dead. Their lawyers haven't responded to requests for comment.