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NY cops: Guide was drunk when Ohio woman drowned

2:05 PM, Sep 28, 2012   |    comments
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NDIAN LAKE, N.Y. -- Authorities say a whitewater rafting guide was apparently drunk when a 53-year-old Ohio woman fell out of his raft and drowned during an outing on an Adirondack river.

State police say Friday that 37-year-old Rory Fay of North Creek was charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Tamara Blake, of Columbus, while rafting Thursday morning on the Indian River in Hamilton County, 80 miles northwest of Albany.

Police say Blake, Fay and 53-year-old Richard Clar of Columbus were thrown into the water when the raft hit some rapids.

Fay and Clar made it to shore. Blake's body was found 5 miles downstream in the Hudson River.

Troopers say Fay is a licensed guide employed by the Hudson River Rafting Co.

Investigators are waiting for toxicology results on Fay. A message left with his lawyer wasn't initially returned.

The Associated Press

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