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Human Remains of Missing Paddleboarder Found in Pond at Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard Estate

On Monday morning, police recovered a body of a paddleboarder that had gone missing in the pond off of former President Barack Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard estate the night before.

The man has been described as a black 43-year-old, but his identity has not been made public at this time.

Obama’s $12 million property sits on Edgartown Great Pond, where the deceased and another man were paddle boarding on Sunday evening before the deceased went missing. The witness said that he had seen the man struggle and go underwater before disappearing.

Police were called by someone at the estate around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday evening. The man’s paddle board and hat were located that night, but his body was not.

The Massachusetts Environmental Police used sonar technology to locate the remains on Monday morning.

“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.,” a spokesperson for Massachusetts State Police said in a statement. “The recovery was made approximately 100 feet from shore at a depth of about eight feet.”

The pond is approximately 890 acres and is often used for recreational activities.

An investigation into the death is being handled by the State Police Detective Unit for the Cape and Islands District and Edgartown Police.

It is currently unclear if the deceased had any connection to the former president, or if Obama is currently staying at the estate.

Obama is known to be a big fan of paddleboarding himself.

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