A big black eye for the rafting business as a guide for one of the companies operating on the Black River in Watertown has pleaded guilty to being drunk while one of his passengers died in a rafting mishap in eastern NY.
Hudson River Rafting employed the man and the firm has also caught the attention of the AG.
It's a serious allegation as the sport has its potential dangers and those who sign up for a trip on the Hudson or the Black River often have no such skills and rely on the people in charge for their safety.
Many people take these trips every year without incident, but the festive and social atmosphere of a trip doesn't mask the obligation of the guides to be professional and sober.
Hudson River guide pleads guilty after client drowns | NCPR News