Rafting on hold after bus crash kills guide, 15
LAKE LUZERNE (AP) – A popular river rafting company in New York’s Adirondack Mountains has suspended operations indefinitely after a 15-year-old river guide died when a company bus overturned.
The Glens Falls Post-Star reports authorities identified the victim of Saturday’s crash as Tubby Tubes Rafting Company employee Hunter Scofield.
The principal of Scofield’s high school described him as a “kind, thoughtful and intelligent young man.”
Beecher Baker says the boy’s death leaves the school community with great sorrow.
Scofield was one of 34 people aboard the modified school bus for a Hudson River excursion Saturday.
State police say he was thrown from the bus and died at the scene in Lake Luzerne.
Tubby Tubes issued a statement expressing condolences to Scofield’s family.
The company says it will stay closed while the investigation continues.