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The death Monday of a Fort Wayne man who went after a beach ball in a pond was ruled an accidental drowning.

Adam J. Palm, 31, was swimming in a pond at Kekionga Shores when a ball went into deep water, according to police and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

When Palm made it to the deeper area of the pond, he started to struggle, went under and did not resurface.

The coroner’s office ruled the death an accidental drowning.

According to accounts of the incident, Palm was swimming with several children at the time.

He is survived by three daughters.

A memorial fund was created to help Palm’s children and family. For more information, go to The site will be online for 35 days for people to make donations.