Accident Database

Report ID# 115120

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  • Solo Paddling

Accident Description

Body of kayaker found along the New River, identified

by: Logan Ross, CBS Fox 59

Posted: Aug 10, 2021

GILES COUNTY, VA (WVNS) — The body of a man in his 60'sfrom Bluefield, West Virginia has been identified after it was recovered in the New River in Giles County, Virginia.

According to the Virginia Department of Wildlife, the body of William Ellis Glover of Bluefield, was found along the New River, about one mile down Shumate Falls Road. His body was recovered on Friday, August 6, 2021 around 2 p.m.

According to the DOW he was out kayaking and was wearing a personal flotation device. The cause of his death remains under investigation.

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