Wythe County resident found dead in New River

Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 11:25 AM EDT
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NEW RIVER VALLEY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent drowning death of a Wythe County resident found Saturday.

Deputies say they responded at 4:43 p.m. June 25 to the 8500 block of Parrott River Rd, in reference to a possible drowning in the New River.

Deputies say they determined Daniel Shultz, 71, was floating down river when he fell off his raft and was unable to make it to shore.

The Pulaski County Emergency Management Department, Pulaski County Public Safety, Twin Community Fire Department, Pulaski County Special Operations, Montgomery County Emergency Management, Longshop Mccoy Fire & Rescue, Radford City Fire & EMS, and the Celco Drone Team from Giles County helped with search operations.

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