People ride jetpacks over ocean at Myrtle Beach

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 3:37 PM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Local governments along the Grand Strand are trying to figure out how to regulate the beach's newest attraction -- jetpacks that let people fly above the ocean. 

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/18n6b79 ) that the packs use a high powered stream of up to 1,000 gallons of ocean water a minute to let users hover. People can go as high as 30 feet, although most riders end up just a few feet above the waves. 

Myrtle Beach City Council will discuss the new ride Tuesday. The city manager approved it, saying he interprets city law as allowing a number of water sports activities. 

The jetpack ride costs $99 for 30 minutes, though the price will go up to $169 during the summer.
 

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