A man going after a beach ball died Monday afternoon in the lake at Kekionga Shores addition off Liberty Mills Road.
Adam Palm, 31, of Huntertown, was swimming with others at the private lake when he swam out into deeper water to retrieve a beach ball, struggled and went under water, said Conservation Officer Sgt. Patrick Heidenreich of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Fort Wayne Fire Department divers were called to the scene at around 2:30 p.m. Police officers restricted access to media and children at the site while divers searched for the victim. He was recovered at around 3 p.m., according to police scanner traffic. Palm was found in about 10 feet of water approximately 30 feet from shore, according to the DNR.
The private lake at Kekionga Shores is different from most subdivision lakes in Allen County in that those who live in Kekionga Shores and their guests can swim at the beach there or use the lake for boating.