Rollercoaster thrown into ocean by Sandy could be left as 'tourist attraction'

A rollercoaster that was swept from a pier by superstorm Sandy and landed in the sea could be left in the Atlantic Ocean as a tourist attraction.

Rollercoaster from the Casino Pier sits in the ocean after Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Park, New Jersey. Credit: Reuters

Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers told WNBC-TV in New York that no decision had been made whether to tear down the ride.

The mayor added that he was working with the coast guard to see if the rollercoaster was stable enough to leave it in the water because he believed it would make "a great tourist attraction".