A 911 call and dispatch address for the ‘possible drowning’ of an African American male came from Barack Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard home.
Officers had been dispatched to Obama’s residence for a “possible drowning” of an African American male who’d gone missing while out paddleboarding according to the MV Times. The man was last seen wearing all black without a life preserver.
The search for a paddleboarder was later called off. Witnesses told the police the man went underwater. popped up, struggled to stay afloat, before submerging again around 7.46pm.
In a terrible sign, the man’s paddle board and hat were recovered Sunday night but the body has yet to be found. It is not clear if the former president is at the estate. The missing man was 43 according to reports.
According to the MV Times:
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was on site and Massachusetts State Police provided aerial support. Mass Police also deployed an underwater recovery unit with assistance from Massachusetts Environmental Police.
Massachusetts State Police issued a release Sunday night saying that at 7:46 pm, Martha’s Vineyard police and fire agencies responded to a call concerning an adult male paddle boarder who had gone into the water, appeared to briefly struggle to stay on the surface, and then submerged and did not resurface.
First responders were dispatched to 79 Turkeyland Cove Road — former President Barack Obama’s Katama estate.
Officers had been dispatched to the residence for a “possible drowning” of an African American male who’d gone missing while out paddleboarding.
He was last seen wearing all black without a life preserver.
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 24, 2023
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