Obama’s Chef Previously Posted Video of Himself Swimming
On Monday morning rescue crews found the body of Obama’s personal chef Tafari Campbell in Edgartown Great Pond which is located near Obama’s mansion in Martha Vineyards.
According to authorities Campbell was out paddle boarding but then somehow was submersed into the water where he struggled to stay afloat and eventually drowned.
Shortly after reports surfaced that he drowned many people noticed that previously on his Instagram Campbell posted videos of himself swimming.
Take a look:
Tafari Campbell (Obama’s private Chef who drowned today) may not have been the best swimmer… but this video shows he was more than capable of swimming the distance of a small pond with still water
What really happened here?
RELEASE THE FOOTAGE!!! pic.twitter.com/ppCAju3zTC
— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) July 25, 2023
Video footage of athletic Tafari Campbell swimming on his 2019 Instagram acct. He’s the Obama chef that just drowned in 8’ of pond water while paddleboarding.
I’m sure an investigation has already been scrubbed. pic.twitter.com/GyiZQZMfO2
— ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) July 25, 2023
Here’s what the Daily Mail reported:
The 911 call for the personal chef of Barack Obama reported a ‘possible drowning’ near the Martha’s Vineyard estate, sending rescue crews scrambling to find him.
On Monday, rescue crews found the body of Tafari Campbell, 45, in 8ft of water where he had been paddle boarding.
Campbell, a longtime chef for the Obamas, vanished Sunday evening while he was out with another on Edgartown Great Pond, Massachusetts.
He was last seen struggling to stay above water. When dispatchers sent crews to the scene, they relayed: ‘Edgartown Fire and Water rescue personnel… For a 40-year-old male, possible drowning.’
The investigation into his drowning continues as the Obamas posted a heartfelt tribute to the cook.
Tafari Campbell the Obama family chef is seen swimming better than Michael Phelps. Better than the swimmers in that Terrance Howard movie Pride
& yah’ll saying he drowned?
oh my god, what happened to chef
— EFV Nation (@EFVnation) July 25, 2023
Per Hello Magazine:
Tafari Campbell, the personal chef to the Obamas and a skilled swimmer, tragically drowned during a paddleboarding excursion in Martha’s Vineyard.
His unexpected death at 45 years old has sent waves of shock and sorrow, stirring more than just grief. The circumstance of his passing, given his well-documented proficiency in swimming, raises questions and underscores the unpredictability of life.
In his Instagram posts, Tafari was often seen gracefully swimming laps, a part of his ‘endurance’ training.
One video was even labeled with the hashtag #survivalskills, which makes his tragic death in the waters of Edgartown Great Pond, Massachusetts, all the more perplexing.