From 10-20 yards offshore, there are several pieces of metal rebar sticking straight up, waiting to impale any inattentive passersby. This debris was left over from the barge that was beached on 14th Street for quite some time last year. Apparently, the barge was disassembled into chunks of metal to be taken elsewhere, but some pieces were left behind.
The debris fell to the ocean floor, but the metal has gradually shifted to an upright position as a result of stormy weather and beach erosion.
The fire department tried to remove the rebar with a winch, but did not succeed. The proper equipment needs to be brought in in order to pull this hazardous material out of the water.
In the meantime, it is important that everyone is aware of its location and potential risks.
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