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Posted by on Oct 3, 2005 in At TMV | 0 comments

Boat accident in upstate New York kills 20

Remember that horrible bus accident on the evacuation route out of Houston just before Hurricane Rita hit, the one that killed 24 members of a Houston-area nursing home? Well, there’s been another horrible accident involving seniors, this time in upstate New York:

A tour boat carrying a group of senior citizens capsized and sank on an upstate New York lake Sunday, killing 20 passengers, local authorities said.

The Ethan Allen was carrying 48 passengers and one crew member when it overturned off Cramer’s Point, on the western shore of Lake George, Warren County Sheriff Larry Cleveland told reporters.

The passengers were part of a group of elderly people from Michigan, he said…

The 40-foot boat was navigating calm, 70-foot-deep waters on a clear, 69-degree day when at 2:55 p.m. the vessel apparently rolled over after being hit by the wake of a larger craft, Cleveland said.

Read the full CNN account for more.

Otherwise, what do you say in the wake of such a tragedy?

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