Sandcastle comes crumbling down

A small group of curiosity seekers, including young kids more interested in the police and a tractor on the beach, watch as a sandcastle is toppled and the beachfront returned to its natural, sandy slope. Lacking anyone to take responsibility, HBPD called out a city worker to rectify what can be a dangerous situation for late-night beach strollers and joggers. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

Holmes Beach Police Officer Chip Frappier walks up the beach from the sandcastle to await public works employee Dave Benton on a front-end loader. Frappier said the beach attraction — which he learned had been present for two days — amounts to “dangerous excavation,” adding, “that’s against the law.”

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