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.
Seaside Heights and the northern beaches of Toms River will reopen more than two months after sandy destroyed and damaged homes.
It is still too dangerous for people to live on the barrier island and right now, there’s a strict curfew overnight.
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.
Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers said that officials have not made a final decision on whether to tear down the coaster.
For at least one New Jersey town, power was restored quickly and orderly after superstorm Sandy, and there is a very good reason.
Two weeks later, it remained shocking to view the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy in many Jersey Shore communities.
Mayor Bill Akers said the town will be open until 3 p.m. for residents to assess damage and retrieve property.
Friday marked 11 days since Superstorm Sandy decimated the Tri-State Area — and for residents in the most heavily impacted areas it’s not getting any easier. Some Seaside Heights families went back to their homes and what they found left them in tears.
So-called “controlled returns” started Friday morning for residents of Toms River, Berkeley, Seaside Heights, Mantoloking and Long Beach Township.
Touring storm-ravaged New Jersey with Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday, President Barack Obama pledged that all affected residents would get help as quickly as possible.
Assemblyman Ronald Dancer said reality shows sometimes bring unwanted attention to suburban communities and towns should get a say in the filming.
Police and fire officials have had to make at least two rescues on Sunday. Authorities said a 54-year-old man was rescued in Surf City by a 17-year-old who was surfing nearby.
Melanie Rossomando can laugh about it now, but the leap has landed her more than 20,000 views on YouTube. But this past weekend, it was fear and adrenaline that sent her flying off the ride.
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