Body recovered from pond in Pittsylvania County identified as 22-year-old man

His body was recovered at about 10:30 p.m.

His body was recovered at about 10:30 p.m.

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

The Pittsylvania County Sherrif’s Office identified the man whose body authorities pulled out of a pond Wednesday night.

Authorities identified the body as 22-year-old Chance Harris, of Hurt.

The sheriff’s office believes that Harris was in a motor vehicle accident on a private roadway close to a pond.

Witnesses told officers that the man proceeded to get out of his car, was in the middle of the road and then entered the pond without exiting.

At this time, authorities do not know why or how Harris got into the pond.

Authorities conducted an air and water search for Harris’ body that took 3.5 hours, and ultimately ended at 10:30 p.m.

His body was sent to the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office says a body was recovered from a pond Wednesday night after an extensive search for a man who crashed his vehicle.

At about 6:30 p.m., deputies received a report claiming that a vehicle had rolled down a hill and hit a tree in the 1100 block of Player Road in Gretna.

Witnesses told officers that the man proceeded to get out of his car, was in the middle of the road and then entered the pond without exiting.

However, when deputies arrived they could not locate the man, which prompted an hours-long search.

At about 10:30 p.m. that same night, the man’s body was recovered from a nearby pond.

The man’s identity will be released once his next-of-kin is properly notified.

His body will be transported to the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause and manner of death.

Stay with 10 News for this developing news story.


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