Authorities say a whitewater rafting guide was 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 today 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 ejected 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.
He’s being held in the county jail on $50,000 bail. It couldn’t be determined if he had a lawyer.
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