Seven years since capsizing of Ethan Allen on Lake George
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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. -- It's a day people living around Lake George will never forget. On Oct. 2, 2005, the Ethan Allen tour boat capsized and sank, killing 20 of the nearly 50 people aboard.
It was a sunny Sunday afternoon when the Ethan Allen left on a narrated cruise of Lake George. According to the NTSB report, the boat was making a right turn when it hit a wave and flipped over. Twenty passengers died while nine others were injured. The operator and 18 passengers survived without injury.
The former Warren County sheriff said the tight-knit community was forever changed that day.
Former Sheriff Larry Cleveland said, "It was the biggest outpouring of community support I've seen in my entire career. And I think it does stand out and will always stand out as being one of the ones that's historically ever happened. People just came from every walk of life, the businesses, the motels."
Next week, we'll hear more from the former sheriff as we show you the lasting impact the accident had on the North Country.