Man drowns trying to get beach ball in Fort Wayne

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers are investigating the drowning death of a 31-year-old man in a Fort Wayne lake.

Conservation officers say Adam Palm was swimming in Kekionga Lake after 2 p.m. Monday when a beach ball blew past him. They say he attempted to swim out to retrieve the ball and began to struggle and went under water.

His body was recovered by the Fort Wayne Water Rescue Team within 30 minutes in about 10 feet of water and about 30 feet from shore.

He was pronounced dead at Lutheran Hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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