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NY rafting guide pleads guilty in drowning

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say an Adirondack whitewater guide has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and two other charges following the Sept. 27 drowning of a client.

Court documents say 37-year-old Rory Fay of North Creek also admitted Monday to charges of aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated.

State police say he was drunk when he and 53-year-old Tamara Blake of Columbus, Ohio, fell out of their raft on the Indian River. Her body was found a few miles downstream in the Hudson River.

Fay, who has been in jail since the incident, faces up to a year in jail and five years' probation under the plea bargain.

He was a guide for the Hudson River Rafting Co., which has been temporarily shut down by court order.

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