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Dead body recovered near Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard estate

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July 24, 2023

The body of a missing paddle-boarder was found near former President Barack Obama’s massive $12 million Martha’s Vineyard estate on Monday, according to authorities.

The body of a 43-year-old man was recovered by Massachusetts State Police, MV Times reported. The deceased man’s body was located with sonar before being recovered around 10 a.m.

“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,” Massachusetts State Police said in a press release.

“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,” MSP continued. “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.”

According to MV Times, authorities recovered the individual’s paddle board and hat after he went missing on Sunday.

Police said another person – who has not been identified – was paddle boarding with the individual when he disappeared. The second paddle boarder saw the first go underwater.

U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crews also helped with the search, as well as the Dukes County Sheriff’s Department, local police, Edgartown fire personnel and every other island fire department, Fox News reported.

A 911 call was reportedly made from Obama’s home around the time the paddle boarder went missing. The former president has not released a statement on the incident.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.