Recent developments concerning the premature demise of Tafari Campbell, a former presidential personal chef, have been made public by Jesse Waters of Fox News.
“We have new information tonight in the drowning death of Obama’s personal chef Tafari Campbell,” Watters reported. “The Massachusetts State Police responded to our FOIA request and released their report with some redactions.”
“According to the report, Obama was on the scene shortly after Campbell went missing,” he said. “Report also states an unmanned female staffer jumped into the water when Tafari fell off his board, but it was already too late. He disappeared.”
“We also now know that Secret Service has surveillance footage of Campbell from Obama’s compound moments before he entered the water,” he continued.
“So we’re going to see if we can get that and we may have that for you. Again, we’re very, very sorry for Tafari’s family,” he said. “That was a serious, serious tragedy.”
The Massachusetts Public Records Law was utilized to obtain police records indicating that the Secret Service had filed a report regarding the disappearance of Tafari Campbell, the personal chef of President Obama, from Edgarton, Massachusetts. Following this, his corpse was subsequently located in the vicinity of Martha’s Vineyard, with the assistance of sonar technology.
According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch, Campbell’s clothing was recovered in an area separate from the body of the deceased, and it was noted that a life vest was not being worn. Several additional pertinent details regarding the drowning incident that occurred in the vicinity of Martha’s Vineyard on July 23, 2023, were omitted or modified.
The publicly disclosed records also encompass a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) incident report that is dated July 23rd.
Secret Service Agent [redacted] adv swimmers unable to locate the party at this time. Party last scene [sic] wearing all black, on a paddle board, African American male.
Rev’vd a 911 call from the above noted RP [reporting person] who identified as a Secret Service member. RP is req [requesting] at least an ambulance response, unsure of the exact services needed.
RP advd best access is from the residence, they are deploying a rescue swimmer and a zodiac boat right now.
RP adv no lifevest was worn, they have recovered the paddle board and clothing. Still no contact with missing party. They still have a boat and rescue swimmers in the area.
As stated by an agent of the Secret Service (redacted), it was observed that the swimmers were incapable of locating the individual at that specific moment. The person who has not been located since was last seen participating in paddleboarding while completely clothed in black apparel; he has been identified as a male of African American heritage.
A message was received through the emergency telephone line, commonly referred to as 911, from a subject identifying themselves as a Secret Service agent. The research subject (RP) requested an ambulance; nevertheless, they conveyed a degree of ambiguity concerning the potential requirement for additional services. Furthermore, the RP proposed that a neighboring domicile serve as the most advantageous entry point, and that in addition, a zodiac boat and rescue swimmer were being deployed.
The person in question failed to wear a life jacket, and while the paddleboard and apparel have been recovered, there is still no indication of any further communication regarding their whereabouts. A boat and rescue swimmers remained in the vicinity throughout that time period.
Based on the documentation provided, it can be concluded that the Oak Bluffs Fire Department commenced the deployment of a dive team at precisely 8:25 p.m. At 20:36 hours, a Coast Guard aerial unit and a state police helicopter were dispatched to the location.
As per the correspondence issued by Police Chief Bruce McNamee, the Massachusetts State Police had lodged a request to have the identities of a witness and a Secret Service agent redacted from the subsequent reports.
The location designated for the search operations headquarters was Wilson’s Landing, an area that was regularly utilized by boat launchers. Diving and search teams from Tisbury, West Tisbury, and Oak Bluffs participated in the search endeavors.
The day after, Sergeant William Bishop said:
Once on location [Wilson’s Landing] we established a command post. I requested through MSP a search helicopter, and Chief Schaeffer requested a USCG helicopter as well. Search & Dive teams from Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, West Tisbury responded via mutual aid. An extensive search began for several hours. A last known location was established, and Trooper Shaw of MSP also assisted with operations.
I instructed Officer Guest and Officer Dacey to commence a shoreline search effort starting from the closest house and working outward. Both Officers checked every house with waterfront access in the search area. Unfortunately, the search did not yield and results.
Both air wings conducted a search until their fuel supply forced a return to base.
At or about 11PM the dive and land search was suspended. Edgartown and Oak Bluffs Fire planned to continue a grid search by boat for the remainder of the night. At first light, dive team operations will continue. During the duration of this incident the entrance to Wilson’s Landing was closed as to give responders room to work.
The next morning the dive team search continued, and a deceased Mr. Campbell was located using sonar. The investigation will now be handled by Massachusetts State Police and The Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office. No further action.
“It is concerning that Judicial Watch had to push and push for information on this tragic death, such as the new revelation that the Obama’s Secret Service protection reported Mr. Campbell missing,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton remarked.
There remain unresolved inquiries pertaining to the demise of Tafari Campbell. This additional disclosure further complicates the situation.