The individual discovered dead after a paddle boarding accident on the Obamas’ Martha’s Vineyard property has been identified as the former sous chef for Barack and Michelle in the White House.
Tafari Campbell was reported missing in the pond behind Barack Obama’s enormous $12 million residence on Sunday, and on Monday, divers discovered his body there.
Emergency personnel were called to Obama’s home after the 43-year-old went missing on Sunday night as he was out paddling with another paddleboarder on Edgartown Great Pond, Massachusetts.
Edgartown Police said in a statement at 10 pm last night: ‘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.’
His paddle board and hat were found on Sunday, then on Monday morning at 10 a.m., his body was discovered about 100 feet from shore in waters that were eight feet deep. State police reported that environmental police used sonar from a boat to find the body.
The former President Obama’s seven-bedroom, 6,892-square-foot estate in Massachusetts is only a few yards away from the rescue operation. He paid $11.75 million for the Martha’s Vineyard house in 2019. Wycliffe Grousbeck, owner of the Boston Celtics, previously owned the vast estate.
The huge property boasts soaring ceilings, an outdoor fire pit, and a pool. Additionally, the main home has two wings that are ideal for hosting visitors.
The property has a boathouse and a private beach outside. Their residence offers views of the Atlantic Ocean and Edgartown Great Pond.
The former first family spent seven summers on the island when Barack Obama was president, so they are familiar with the area. Obama enjoys paddleboarding and has been photographed doing it while on vacation in Hawaii throughout the years.