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New flying Jetpack ocean ride raises eyebrows in Myrtle Beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -

 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 packs use a high powered stream of up to 1,000 gallons of ocean water a minute to let users hover, The Sun News of Myrtle Beach  reports. 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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