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Siesta Key Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 2 years ago

Residents take on fish clean-up

by: Alex Mahadevan Digital Editor

Sandy Hook Residents Dave Patton, David Bergen and Bob Gallery picked up and buried almost 1,500 pounds of fish killed by red tide. The residents buried the fish 4 feet below the sand so that the raccoons would not get to them.

“We were collecting 4-pound mullet,” Patton said. It took them almost to four hours to clean the 150-foot stretch of beach. Private beaches, like the one at Sandy Hook, are not cleaned by the county.

“Somebody’s got to do it, so I started to and my neighbors helped,” Patton said.


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