Lake George, NY Tourist Boat ETHAN ALLEN Sinking, Oct 2005
Mr. Sause and other witnesses said some of the passengers had said they were Canadian, but law enforcement officials said they did not know of any non-United States citizens aboard. Trenton is a short drive from Canada.
Dorothy Warren, who lives a few hundred feet from Lake George and was among the people comforting the survivors, said: "I heard a woman saying, 'Oh dead, I don't have my purse, I don't have my ID, I don't have my passport. How am I ever going to get back across the bridge?"
Mr. Sause said of the survivors,
"They were visibly shaken - actually,
literally shaking - and very upset, very much in disbelief and shock."
The survivors were taken to Glens Falls Hospital, except for the pilot, who declined treatment, Sheriff Cleveland said. "Most patients were cold and wet, with some reporting shortness of breath, chest pains and a handful receiving treatment for broken ribs," said Jason R. White, a hospital spokesman.
"All were conscious on arrival," and seven people were admitted for the night, he said.
Late last night, a charter bus took a group of survivors from the hospital back to the Georgian Resort Hotel in Lake George village, where many of them were staying. Dressed in hospital gowns and scrubs, and wrapped in blankets against the chilly night air, they descended from the bus, some limping.
In a chaotic scene, they emerged again later, wheeling luggage out to another bus. Hotel employees, some of whom served hot food to the survivors, would not say whether they would be departing.
New York Times New York 2005-10-03
Listing of the Casualties:
CHARLES GREENWALD, Livonia, Mich.
LOUISE GREENWALD, Livonia, Mich.
WILMA LeJEUNO, Toledo, Ohio.
FRANCIS WROCK, Trenton, Mich.
JOYCE CHAPMAN, Trenton, Mich.
ANN BEAMISH, Sterling Heights, Mich.
VIOLA URBANIAK, Temperance, Mich.
JOYCE ROCHOWIAK, Temperance, Mich.
EARL HAWLEY, Trenton, Mich.
BEVERLY B. BECKER, Temperance, Mich.
VIRGINIA D. CIESINSKI, Temperance, Mich.
CARYL L. GILSON, Livonia, Mich.
WILLIAM D. GILSON, Livonia, Mich.
JOANN L. MANORE, Temperance, Mich.
MARY HELEN METZ, Warren, Mich.
MARGARET E. NADVORNIK, Livonia, Mich.
WILLIAM F. NADVORNIK, Livonia, Mich.
MARJORIE H. PERRY, Livonia, Mich.
STEPHANIE C. PRZYBYLSKI, Hamburg, Mich.
RUTH R. RENKIEWICZ, Green Oak, Mich.