As the tale of a drowning outside the estate of former President Barack Obama on Martha’s Vineyard continues to unfold, one query has gained prominence.
Was the deceased person related to the Obamas?
Sunday, a 43-year-old male was observed plunging into the water while paddleboarding in Edgartown Great Pond on the Massachusetts island, according to the Daily Mail.
His remains were discovered on Monday.
According to the claim, the pond is “just yards away” from Obama’s residence, and a 911 call was made from the Obama estate.
In addition, the Daily Mail reports that the victim was black.
All of these factors lead to rumors that the deceased was a member of the Obama family.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 89 percent of the residents of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which consists primarily of Martha’s Vineyard, are Caucasian.
A relatively insignificant 5.2% of the population is black, and 2.9% are of “two or more races.”
Given the racial composition of the island and the proximity of the incident to Obama’s residence, there appeared to be at least a remote possibility that the victim was related to the nation’s first black president or his wife, Michelle Obama.
Multiple witnesses, including another paddleboarder, reportedly observed the victim struggling to remain afloat on the reservoir before capsizing.
The Massachusetts State Police issued a statement following the recovery of the body.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“Shortly before 10 AM the body of the missing paddle boarder was recovered from Edgartown Great Pond by Massachusetts State Police divers,” police said.
“MSP Underwater Recovery Unit divers made the recovery after the victim’s body was located by a Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers deploying side-scan sonar from a boat.” CONTINUE READING…