In the awful incident of the paddleboarder whose body was recovered from a pond on Martha’s Vineyard on Monday has been identified as Tafari Campbell, a cherished worker of previous President Barack Obama according to ABC News.
The Massachusetts State Authorities verified the identity of the 45-year-old male from Dumfries, Virginia, whose body was recuperated from Edgartown Great Pond, situated along the southern coast of the island.
Authorities validated that Campbell, who formerly worked for the previous president, was in Martha’s Vineyard at the time of his death. The Obamas were apparently not present at their home during the incident, according to state cops. However, on Monday afternoon, the couple released a wholehearted declaration, referring to Campbell as a part of their family:
“Tafari was a beloved part of our household. When we first met him, he was a skilled cook at the White House– creative and passionate about food, and its capability to bring individuals together. In the years that followed, we got to know him as a warm, fun, extraordinarily kind individual who made all of our lives a little brighter. That’s why, when we were preparing to leave the White Home, we asked Tafari to stay with us, and he generously agreed. He’s been part of our lives since, and our hearts are broken that he’s gone. Today we join everybody who understood and liked Tafari– especially his spouse Sherise and their twin young boys, Xavier and Savin– in grieving the loss of a really wonderful guy.”
The event occurred near the $12 million mansion owned by the Obama household. Upon receiving the distress call, a joint-agency search operation was swiftly launched at around 7:46 PM on Sunday. The operation included various companies, consisting of Edgartown Fire and all other island fire departments, regional police, State Authorities patrols, Air Wing, investigators, the Dukes County Constable’s Department, and the Coast Guard.
As dawn broke on Monday, the search operation resumed. The operation consisted of scuba divers and boat teams deploying side-scan sonar, a technology that utilizes acoustic waves to create pictures of the underwater environment. Aerial assistance from Massachusetts State Police (MSP) and United States Coast Guard helicopter crews provided a bird’s eye view of the search location, aiding in the efforts.
In addition to the teams from the previous night, the MSP Underwater Healing System and the Massachusetts Environmental Police signed up with the search operation.
Quickly prior to 10 AM, the body of the Campbell was recuperated from Edgartown Great Pond by Massachusetts State Cops scuba divers. The healing was made roughly 100 feet from shore at a depth of about eight feet.