Victim # 12 was pulled from the river over the weekend. 29-year old Scott Sathers.
Sathers, 29, of Blaine, worked at Capella University in Minneapolis as an enrollment director. His family has described him as an "amazing husband, son, brother and friend to many." In a statement released soon after the accident, they said he was an avid auto racing fan and golfer. They could not be reached for comment Sunday.
According to the family statement, on the day of the collapse Sathers left his job in downtown Minneapolis 40 minutes later than usual. He was on his way home when, at Washington Avenue and I-35W, he called his wife about 5:50 p.m. That was the last anyone heard from him.
His wife had planned a surprise birthday party for him Aug. 3 at the Twins game, the statement said. His birthday was Aug. 4.
Sathers grew up in Plymouth, graduated from Wayzata High School in 1995 and attended St. Olaf College. He played hockey and golf at both schools.
The news of the bridge is slowly waning off, as does everything. The rescue efforts are still going on looking for the final victim although rain has been making things a little slower.
Now in the news there are stories of lawyers working for the victims families, various things on bridge reconstruction, and of course the occasional article on who's fault it was. And life goes on.....