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Demolition begins on roller coaster destroyed by Sandy

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 14 2013 01:37:34 PM CDT
Updated On: May 14 2013 05:57:06 PM CDT

Workers have begun demolishing perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy's devastation at the Jersey shore.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. -

Workers have begun demolishing perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy's devastation at the Jersey shore.

They're taking apart the remnants of the Jet Star roller coaster that plunged off an amusement pier in Seaside Heights into the ocean during the Oct. 29 storm.

A spokeswoman for Casino Pier said it should take about four days to remove the ride with crews working around the clock.

Images of the coaster in the water have appeared hundreds of times and been used to help sell memorabilia to raise money for storm victims.

The coaster also drew attention in January when Christopher Angulo, formerly of Douglassville, Berks Co., climbed to the top of the mangled coaster and placed a U.S. flag on top of it.

Angulo, who said he was trying to raise awareness about shore recovery, was charged with disorderly conduct.