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Daniel J. English, a boater who caused two deaths on the Niagara River two years ago, Friday lost his bid to stay out of jail.

In a move that prompted prosecutors to order him to surrender within the week, the five-judge Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in Rochester rejected his claims that a judge incorrectly instructed the jury at his trial last year and that the state's criminal navigation laws are unconstitutional.

English, 48, of Blasdell, faces a 30-day jail term for causing the deaths of Mark Guizzotti and Alexander Dann off Strawberry Island July 27, 1995.

English was convicted last Oct. 24 of reckless boating but acquitted of felony charges in the deaths of Guizzotti, 31, and Dann, 41, the two Niagara Street men who drowned when English's power boat, "The Bandit," struck Guizzotti's anchored boat.

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