SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The roller coaster that plunged off a New Jersey pier during Superstorm Sandy is about to be removed from the ocean.
Work is expected to start Tuesday afternoon to remove the Jet Star coaster from the surf in Seaside Heights. It fell from a pier during the Oct. 29 storm and became one of the defining images of Sandy's aftermath.
Company spokeswoman Maria Mastoris says it should take about four days to completely remove the coaster from the water. Weeks Marine, an experienced maritime contractor, has been hired to do the work.
The project will start a few hours after Britain's Prince Harry departs from Seaside Heights. He's visiting the community Tuesday as part of a U.S. tour.