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Bantalan Boys rehabilitate Sugar Dock beach area

SUGAR Dock Beach is still unsafe for swimming, but the Bantalan Boys, a group of local residents, have started rehabilitating the area after Typhoon Yutu hit Saipan, community volunteer Max Aguon said.

The beach was a “disaster area” with lots of downed trees and other debris scattered around, he added.

Field personnel and volunteers of the Division of Parks and Recreation pose with U.S.  soldiers during a debris-removal operation on Beach Road.  Contributed photoField personnel and volunteers of the Division of Parks and Recreation pose with U.S. soldiers during a debris-removal operation on Beach Road. Contributed photo

“We are conducting a cleanup every day until the area is free from any debris,” said Aguon, a field personnel of the Division of Parks and Recreation.

Some portions of Sugar Dock Beach are now accessible, he added. “The beach area is open but swimming is not safe right now.”

Parks and Recreation assisted the Bantalan Boys in the cleanup operation, Aguon said as he thanked Department of Lands and Natural Resources Secretary Anthony Benavente, Parks and Recreation Director Victor Deleon Guerrero and field supervisor Ben Cepeda for their continued support.