One person is dead following a fatal boating accident in the St. Lawrence River Tuesday afternoon. State Police say the accident happened at around 2:30 pm between the islands of Greenfell and Murray in the Town of Clayton. Authorities say a swimmer, 66 year old Peter Hendley of Hayward, CA was struck by a boat. He was taken to Samaritan Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Investigators believe the boater, Thomas Kernan of Webster, could not see Hendley due to steady winds, white caps, and the glare of the sun. Hendley was swimming with a floating visual aid. No criminal charges are expected.
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