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Demolition begins on iconic NJ coaster wrecked by Sandy

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — Riding the Jet Star roller coaster as a girl vacationing at the Jersey shore, Nicole Jones said there was always that one breath-catching moment when the cars swerved toward the ocean, as if threatening to dump riders into the surf.

When Hurricane Sandy hit last October, it was the roller coaster itself that plunged into the waves off the amusement pier where it had been anchored for decades.

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