Sand Sculptors Kings of the Castles Again

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

A team in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has built the tallest sand castle in the world...again.

Record-keepers measured the effort at 49.55 feet before the remains of Tropical Storm Barry came through Saturday. The bad weather clipped off the top of the castle and it was re-measured at 43.12 feet which still surpasses the old record of 37.9m feet.

Myrtle Beach broke the record last summer, but the record was broken soon after by the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival. The sand sculpting crew from Florida that built the sand castle worked Saturday to reconstruct some of the damaged logos when the storm subsided.

The sculptors molded 300 truck loads of sand from the top down to build the castle, and there was no way for them to repair the top without damaging the rest of it.

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