A 911 call was made Sunday from former President Barack Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard estate, where a man was purportedly discovered deceased the following day.
Sunday, a 43-year-old male was paddleboarding in Edgartown Great Pond on the Massachusetts island, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail.
The reservoir is “just yards away” from the former president’s residence, according to the news source.
According to the report, the individual was seen “struggling to stay afloat” before vanishing beneath the water’s surface.
Multiple observers, including a second paddleboarder, witnessed the incident.
The Daily Mail reported early Monday afternoon ET that the corpse of the missing individual had been discovered.
The deceased paddleboarder was not identified, but the report stated that he was black.
Since Sunday, rescuers, including the Coast Guard, the Edgartown Fire Department, and the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office, had been scouring for the man.
“EPD is assisting multiple agencies searching for a missing adult male paddle boarder in Edgartown Great Pond,” the Edgartown Police Department tweeted late Sunday night.
“Please remain away from this area and allow emergency responders to perform their search,” it said.
EPD is assisting multiple agencies searching for a missing adult male paddle boarder in Edgartown Great Pond. Please remain away from this area and allow emergency responders to perform their search.
— Edgartown Police (@edgartownpolice) July 24, 2023
The Daily Mail’s coverage of the incident included a dispatcher’s contact to local police.
In the video, the dispatcher alerted Edgartown rescue personnel of a “possible drowning.”
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The vessels used by the rescue teams dispatched to the large reservoir were equipped with divers and sonar equipment.
The Massachusetts State Police reportedly deployed “marine assets” to assist in the search, as reported by the Daily Mail. CONTINUE READING…