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NY Tour Boat Overturns, Killing 20 People

NY Tour Boat Overturns, Killing 20 People

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Associated Press Writer

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) -- A tour boat carrying 47 people on a senior citizens' cruise overturned Sunday on a lake in upstate New York, killing 20 people, the county sheriff said.

Authorities were investigating whether a large passing tour boat created a wake that caused the accident, Warren County Sheriff Larry Cleveland said.

The 40-foot, glass-enclosed Ethan Allen capsized shortly around 3 p.m. on Lake George about 50 miles north of Albany in the Adirondack Mountains.

By 5 p.m., all passengers had been accounted for.

The 20 bodies were laid out along the shore, and the scene was blocked off by police with tarps.

The weather was clear, calm and in the 70s Sunday afternoon.

Representatives of Shoreline Cruises, which operates the boat, could not immediately be reached for comment.

The tour boat was carrying a tour group from Canada, Cleveland said.

Several police boats were on the water, and at least half a dozen divers were in a small cove on the west side of the lake.

Cleveland said the captain of the boat survived.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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