Body found by pond in Amherst County

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AMHERST COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Amherst County Sheriff's Office deputies found a man's body by a pond on Friday.

At 4 p.m. deputies responded to the 800 block of Union Hill Road in Amherst and found 61-year-old Melvin Leroy Fitch, of Amherst, at the water's edge partially submerged, according to a press release from the department.

One of Fitch's friends found him by the pond Fitch regularly fished at after he did not show up for work.

Fitch was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke, per protocol.

No foul play is suspected.