- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) - A World War II-era concrete sentry box that sits on a central New Jersey beach is falling into the ocean.

Hurricane Sandy destroyed a Sandy Hook bunker in 2012. Subsequent winter storms have toppled a sentry box in the Monmouth County federal park.

National Park Service officials tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1QuhZ9F ) that they’re trying to determine the concrete structure’s future.

The sentry boxes at Sandy Hook were used during World War II to watch for enemy ships and submarines.

The park service has been trying to save historic buildings at park, which is the site of former Fort Hancock. The remnants of an ammunition bunker sits at the edge of the water. Another bunker and sentry box sit further from the beach.

Half of the fishing beach’s structures have nearly disappeared.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.

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