September 21, 2010

09/03/10: Adam Zaccardi, 32, Fridley, MN

Adam James Zaccardi, 32, from Minneapolis, MN was last seen around midnight on Sept. 3 in the parking lot of Springbrook Apartments in Fridley after attending a party.

Fridley Police, Coon Rapids Police K-9, Anoka County Sheriff K-9, Minnesota State Patrol helicopter and Fridley Fire started searching for the man 5 p.m. Sept. 9. in the Springbook Nature Center at 100 85th Ave. N.E. in Fridley. The Nature Center is next to the apartments where he was last seen.

A Fridley firefighter discovered Zaccardi's body at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 10 in a drainage pond adjacent to the Nature Center.

Zaccardi's death has been ruled an accidental drowning; his girlfriend of 15 years says he couldn't swim.

A memorial service for Zaccardi was held on September 15 at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel in Minneapolis. Zaccardi's family told that he was always willing to help out his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and was a good father to the couple's two sons.

Our thoughts go out to Zaccardi's family and friends at this difficult time.

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