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NY suspends whitewater guide's license

October 28, 2012
Associated Press

ALBANY (AP) - New York officials have suspended the license of an Adirondack whitewater outfitter whose company had a passenger die in a river accident last month.

The Department of Environmental Conservation have suspended Patrick Cunningham's guide license and ordered the Hudson River Rafting Company, of North Creek., to stop running whitewater trips.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sought the shutdown after the Sept. 27 drowning of an Ohio woman.

State police accused guide Rory Fay of being intoxicated. He is charged with criminally negligent homicide. Schneiderman cited other complaints of unsafe company practices.

DEC spokeswoman Lisa King says Cunningham's license will be revoked if he's found to have broken applicable laws.

Cunningham's attorney Jason Britt declined to comment.



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