Wythe County man drowns in New River near Parrot

A Wythe County man drown in the New River Saturday.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the department responded Saturday, June 25 around 4:43 p.m. to the 8500 block of Parrott River Road in reference to a possible drowning.

Through investigation it was determined that Daniel Shultz, 71 of Wythe County was floating down the river when he fell from his raft and was unable to make it to shore.

Pulaski County Emergency Management, Pulaski County Public Safety, Twin Community Fire Department, Pulaski County Special Operations, Montgomery County Emergency Management, Longshop McCoy Fire and Rescue, Radford City Fire and EMS and Celco Drone team from Giles County responded to the scene to help with search operations.

Shultz was located shortly after and pronounced deceased.

No further information will be released at this time.

-Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office