Jet Star Roller Coaster
The amusement park where the Jet Star Roller Coaster once stood is still not back to full strength. Officials said the goal is to make the pier whole again.
Fifteen rides are operating at the Casino Pier, with three more scheduled to open before Labor Day.
The work began Tuesday afternoon after Britain’s Prince Harry finished touring the Jersey shore. The project is expected to take about 48 hours to complete, said Casino Pier spokeswoman Toby Wolf.
Police said the man walked from the top of the roller coaster and hopped into a waiting police boat. He was then handcuffed and walked through the surf to a police car on the beach, according to police.
Members of the state Assembly took a bus tour on Thursday, checking out the recovery effort and surveying some of the devastation that remains.
A roller coaster partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean has been drawing curious onlookers since the structure was swept off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy.