LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are poised to close off a popular bay on an Adirondack lake to boaters a year after a fatal boat crash followed the annual event last summer.

An 8-year-old California girl was killed and her mother seriously injured last July when the family motor boat she was riding in was hit by another boat driven by an impaired man who had spent the day partying at Log Bay Day.

The tragedy prompted local officials to take steps to end the party, held along the lake's eastern shore on the last Monday in July since the late 1990s. Those plans include a police dive team training exercise being held in the bay Monday and increased police marine patrols in the area.

Log Bay Day typically attracts hundreds of people drinking on boats moored in the shallow, sandy-bottomed bay.

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