SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The remains of a boardwalk ride washed up in Seaside Park this weekend and beachgoers on the Jersey Shore are asking if the water will be safe this summer.
Seaside Park lifeguards used a rope to drag a metal frame from the ocean.
It appeared to be part of an amusement ride seat from Seaside Heights just to the north, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.
Larry Haina with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said the majority of Sandy debris has been sifted and cleared, but people should still keep a lookout.
“We’re doing everything possible to monitor the beaches, make sure they’re safe and secure. We also want to stress that people should just be extra cautious, keep an eye out for any possible debris that could be in the water,” Haina told Adams. “They really have been going through the beaches with a fine tooth comb. Sifting. They’ve been sorting. They’ve been looking just off the beaches.”
Authorities will continue to check the water with helicopters, sonar, and divers.
Aside from this piece of debris, authorities said the beach there appeared to be in immaculate shape, but given Sandy’s turbulent wrath, it is possible more debris could be buried or tossed around in the surf.
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