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DA seeks to revive old case against rafting company

October 5, 2012
Associated Press

INDIAN LAKE (AP) - Authorities are seeking to have reckless endangerment charges reinstated against a northern New York whitewater rafting operator whose business was recently involved in the drowning of a customer during an Adirondack trip.

Hamilton County District Attorney Marsha Purdue tells the Times Union of Albany that she wants to reinstate the charges against Patrick Cunningham, owner of the Warren County-based Hudson River Rafting Co.

Purdue says Cunningham violated a court agreement stemming from two charges in 2010 that accused him of sending customers downriver without guides. Purdue says he violated the agreement twice earlier this year.

The latest legal action isn't related to last week's drowning of an Ohio woman during a river rafting trip with one of Cunningham's guides. Police say the guide was intoxicated and have charged him with criminally negligent homicide.



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