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USA | Aug 18, 2022

Body of missing Jamaican found in Massachusetts

Mikala Johnson

Mikala Johnson / Our Today

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The body of 21-year-old Tavaughn Bulgin, who had been missing for four days after jumping off the ‘Jaws Bridge’ in Edgartown, Massachusetts, was found today (August 18), a source told WBZ-TV.

The Jamaican and his older brother, 26-year-old Tavaris Bulgin, were two of four people who jumped from the bridge last Sunday night (August 14).

The brothers did not make it to shore alive, while the other two persons were unhurt.

Tavaris was found dead Monday morning while the search for his brother continued into today.

The source told WBZ-TV that Tavaughn’s body was found Thursday on the pond side of the bridge in a swampy area.

Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin, from Jamaica, died after jumping from the ‘Jaws Bridge’ in Massachusetts, United States. (Photo: Facebook @Omar George)

The brothers were living in Oak Bluffs at Martha’s Vineyard this summer while working at Nomans Restaurant as seasonal workers.

The depth of the water under the bridge is about 15 feet. The Oak Bluffs fire chief told WBZ-TV the tide was coming in fast Sunday night.

The bridge, which is officially named the American Legion Memorial Bridge, according to State Police, is on Beach Road and connects Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. It became a landmark after appearing in the 1975 hit film Jaws, which was shot on the Vineyard. 

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