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Family and friends recall fond memories of brothers who jumped from Massachusetts bridge as crews continue search for remaining brother



Boston, MA – Crews continued to search this morning for one of two brothers who jumped from a Massachusetts bridge after one of the bodies have been recovered.

According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, at midnight Sunday, State Police were requested by Edgartown Police to assist in searching for two males who jumped into the water from the “Jaws Bridge” on Martha’s Vineyard. The males did not surface after jumping.

Officially named the American Legion Memorial Bridge, the bridge is located on Beach Road and connects Edgartown and Oak Bluffs.

One of the men was found on Monday by search crews.

On Tuesday morning, Massachusetts State Police continued to deploy several divers and a Marine Unit boat. A crew is working alongside Environmental Police officers. Environmental Police are deploying a sidescan sonar device, which uses sound waves to detect objects or anomalies in the water column or on the ocean floor. If the EPO sonar detects an anomaly our Underwater Recovery Unit members will dive on it to determine what it is. The overall area they have searched/are searching is very large, encompassing both the inlet on the land side of the bridge and the ocean on the seaward side.

Procopio stated that the two victims are brothers. The victim recovered Monday morning was 26 years old. The victim they are still searching for is 21. They were seasonal workers at a restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard and renting at an Oak Bluffs residence.

According to family and Jamaican media, the names of the two brothers are Tavaris Bulgin & Tavaughn Bulgin who are from Jamaica. The community is devastated over their loss and took to social media to express their grief.

According to those that know the brothers, they cooked for President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and Simon Cowell while working at the restaurant.



  1. Lorraine Tucker

    August 16, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    so sorry to hear.let the Lord Jesus be your peace!

  2. Dcmuscle

    August 16, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    No one knows why ,this isnt normal especially 2 brothers,i know at least one of my 3 brothers wouldnt agree if i did this or even thought of such a stupid thing,, has to be much deeper then we all know,just very sad no matter how u look at it.god bless there family theres always help out there why people do this ill never know

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