Tour Boat Capsizes, Kills 21

10-02-05 - 21 people were killed when a small tour boat carrying 49 people flipped over today on a lake in upstate New York. The tour boat was carrying a tour group from Canada.

Initial reports said the passengers were part of a senior citizen's cruise.

Warren County Sheriff Larry Cleveland says it appears the accident happened so fast, none of the passengers was able to put on a life jacket.

The 40-foot, glass-enclosed Ethan Allen flipped at 2:55 pm Eastern time on Lake George about 50 miles north of Albany in the Adirondack Mountains.

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

Cleveland says all the passengers have been accounted for, and
that the captain survived. He was the only crew member aboard. Police are investigating whether a large passing tour boat created a wake that caused the accident.


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