A copy of the police 911 call log made after the longtime chef of former president Barack Obama went missing while out paddleboarding has left out key information.
At 7:46 p.m. last Sunday, someone at the Martha’s Vineyard Obama-owned mansion called 911 to report that a man had gone missing underneath the water of Edgartown Great Pond while paddleboarding with a companion.
The body of 45-year-old Tafari Campbell was discovered 12 hours later about 100 feet from shore in an area of water around eight feet deep.
There was no visible external trauma on Campbell’s body when it was recovered.
MSP said that the death is not considered suspicious.
The Daily Mail provided a screenshot of the log, and the Edgartown Police Department left the reason for the call about Campbell blank. This is strange because all other alls listed at that time have reasons.
The call log even gave Wilson’s Landing, a paddleboarding launch site on Edgartown Great Pond, as the location from which the call was made, even though that location is located approximately two miles from the Obamas’ estate.
Edgartown police chief Bruce McNamee told the Mail that the 911 call logs are generated by the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office, not Edgartown PD, meaning he could only speculate as to why it would be left blank.
McNamee suggested that the person who contacted the police may have dialed a business line directly instead of 911.
Regarding the location discrepancy, McNamee suggested that law enforcement had established Wilson’s Landing as a command post for rescue efforts at the time of the search.
Since police did not know the whereabouts of Campbell’s body, they may have listed the command post as the incident location.
McNamee also advised that 911 call locations are logged automatically.
There are also unanswered questions about who had been paddleboarding with Campbell when he died.
According to initial reports, the companion was male, but no further details were released.
The Mail claimed that the “police refuse to name the person [Campbell] was with,” though that person is said to have witnessed Campbell go into the water without resurfacing.
According to dispatch records, the 911 caller who joined the police in the initial search efforts for the Obama chef was female.
“We met with the reporting party,” said one member of law enforcement.
“She is on a boat with two individuals, and they’re going back and forth as well.” (emphasis added).
Whether the unidentified woman was Campbell’s paddleboarding companion is still unclear.
As The Daily Fetched reported earlier this week, Barack and Michelle Obama were on the island last weekend, although initial reports said they were not.
It just gets weirder.