A paddleboarder has reportedly drowned exterior the ex-US president’s property in Martha’s Winery
Massachusetts police introduced on Monday that they’d discovered the physique of a person who went lacking whereas paddleboarding. The 911 name a couple of doable drowning had come from the property of former US president Barack Obama.
The decision, which got here at round 7:45 on Sunday night, stated an grownup male had disappeared underwater on the Edgartown Nice Pond, on the south aspect of the island. The person was described as African-American, sporting all black clothes however not a life jacket. Police labeled the decision as “doable drowning.”
The search ultimately concerned Massachusetts State Police, the US Coast Guard, Edgartown Hearth and Dukes County Sheriff’s Division. Firefighters combed the shore of Turkeyland Cove whereas police went door to door. The one issues recovered on Sunday had been a paddle board and a hat, nonetheless.
When the search resumed on Monday morning, the physique was lastly discovered utilizing a side-scan sonar mounted on a Massachusetts Environmental Police boat. Police stated they situated the stays about 30 meters (98 toes) from the shore, at a depth of about 2.5 meters, simply exterior the Obama property on Turkeyland Cove.
“We’re deeply saddened by the end result of this occasion, however grateful for the huge effort that was supported by our native fireplace rescue members,” Edgartown fireplace chief Alex Schaeffer instructed the Winery Gazette.
Police divers retrieved the stays of a 43-year-old man, whose title has not but been launched pending notification of his subsequent of kin. Police stated that one other paddle boarder was on the pond on the time and noticed the person slip underneath the water. His id has not been revealed, both.
Whereas the 911 name got here from Obama’s mansion, it stays unclear whether or not the previous US president (2008-2016) was concerned in any respect. Neither the US Secret Service nor the Obama Basis have commented on his whereabouts. The 61-year-old is a giant fan of paddleboarding, a watersport associated to browsing.
Martha’s Winery and the close by Chappaquiddick Island are the favourite summer time locations of rich People and celebrities. Obama purchased the seven-bedroom, 640-square-meter waterfront mansion overlooking Turkeyland Cove in 2019, for nearly $12 million.
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