A Manassas man drowned Saturday evening in the Shenandoah River near a Woodstock residence, the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office disclosed Sunday.
Maj. Scott Proctor said the victim, Eran Lee Stokely, 40, was found floating in two or three feet of water by an 11-year-old boy. Proctor said Stokely had been visiting friends for "a Labor Day weekend type of event" when he decided to go for a swim alone in the river.
The boy found Stokely behind a residence at 45 Hickory Lane, pulled him to the riverbank and went to summon help, Proctor said. Proctor said the boy was a bystander and not part of the event Stokely was attending.
Deputies and Woodstock EMTs arrived shortly after 6 p.m., according to Proctor. Stokely received CPR but was later pronounced dead at the scene, Proctor said.
"It appears at this time there are no signs of foul play," Proctor said.
Proctor said the body was taken to the state medical examiner for an autopsy.