State Police are investigating a fatal boating accident on Lake George.

Troopers responded to Cotton Point Road in Bolton Landing shortly after 10 p.m. Friday night for a boat reportedly crashing into the shore.

John Michaels, 57, of Bolton Landing was operating a 21-foot Steiger boat on Lake George when the boat struck rocks and trees along the shoreline near Cotton Point Rd. Michaels was alone in the boat and suffered massive trauma, police said. He was pronounced dead at Glens Falls Hospital.

John and his brother David Michaels were the co-owners of the Michaels Group, which has built over 10,000 homes and 50 residential communities from the Capital District to Lake George.