The body of a 43-year-old paddleboarder, who had disappeared in the waters off Martha’s Vineyard, has been discovered at former President Barack Obama’s $12 million estate. The man had been paddleboarding on Edgartown Great Pond, Massachusetts, when he was seen struggling in the water before submerging on Sunday evening. He was last seen wearing all black and without a life jacket. His body was recovered on Monday morning about 100 feet from the shore in eight-foot-deep waters. The emergency response was dispatched from Obama’s residence, but it is unknown whether the former president was present at the time.
According to local police:
‘Shortly before 10 AM the body of the missing paddle boarder was recovered from Edgartown Great Pond by Massachusetts State Police divers.
‘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.
‘As previously noted, the victim is a 43-year-old male. His name is not being released at this time; we expect to release his name later today.
‘The recovery was made approximately 100 feet from shore at a depth of about eight feet.
‘The investigation into the fatality is being conducted by the State Police Detective Unit for the Cape and Islands District and Edgartown Police.’
The rescue mission involved several agencies, including the US Coast Guard, Edgartown Fire, Air Wing, detectives, and Dukes County Sheriff’s Department. Environmental police found the man’s body using sonar. The investigation into his death is ongoing, led by state police, the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office, and Edgartown police.