UPDATE: Kayaker found dead along the New River in Giles County identified

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UPDATE 5:25 p.m. (8/7/21): The kayaker who was found dead along the New River in Giles County has been identified.

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources confirms to WFXR News that William Ellis Glover of Bluefield was found after kayaking near the Shumate Falls section of Giles County.


GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources confirmed a kayaker was found dead along the New River in Giles County Friday.

It is believed the man in his 60s died while kayaking. He was kayaking near the Shumate Falls area of Giles County, near the West Virginia line.

His kayak was found flipped upside down and anchored with the paddle on top. The victim was wearing a personal flotation device.

The incident is still under investigation.

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