(TheRedAlertNews.com) – New details have emerged in the recent mystery death of the Obama family’s chef, Tafari Campbell, raising more questions than answers as Massachusetts officials have released a redacted audio tape of the 911 call made over the incident.
The newly disclosed 911 audio offers a harrowing glimpse into what a Fox News report calls a “frantic search” to rescue 45-year-old Campbell, who allegedly drowned after falling off a paddleboard near former President Barack Obama’s luxury estate on Martha’s Vineyard island.
On July 23, Tafari Campbell, aged 45, disappeared while paddleboarding on Edgartown Great Pond in Martha’s Vineyard.
His body was recovered only the next morning. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security spokesperson later confirmed to Fox that Campbell’s death was an accidental drowning.
The Dukes County Sheriff’s Office has now released significantly redacted audio of the emergency call, which was made by a Secret Service agent.
“We have a male drowning in the back of the property. Right now. We have our rescue swimmers, they’re attempting to go out there right now,” the agent, identified as Dave, informed the 911 dispatcher.
“Someone came running up to our back post saying that a gentleman, it’s just the guest of the house is out there drowning. So right now, rescue swimmers going out there,” the agent said further.
Upon querying by the 911 operator, the Secret Service agent indicated the need for “at least” an ambulance.
“We have our rescue swimmer who’s getting the boat right now,” the agent said.
“Our rescue swimmers aren’t able to locate the gentleman that was reported drowning. They’re out in the water right now. But as of now, they don’t know where he is,” he told the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office in a subsequent communication.
Campbell, who Obama employed, was visiting Martha’s Vineyard. It’s noted that Barack and Michelle Obama were not present during the unfortunate event.
In a joint statement on July 24, the Obamas remembered Campbell, who had been invited to stay with them post-White House tenure.
“Tafari was a beloved part of our family. When we first met him, he was a talented sous chef at the White House – creative and passionate about food, and its ability to bring people together… We got to know him as a warm, fun, extraordinarily kind person who made all of our lives a little brighter,” the Obamas said.