A family friend of the Clarendon brothers
The search for one of the Clarendon brothers who jumped off the "Jaws" bridge in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts in the United States, has been suspended.
According to MV Times, the search for Tavaughn Bulgin, 21, who is presumed dead, was suspended some 14 hours after it began by a massive multi-agency team, pending any new developments.
The body of his sibling, Tavaris Bulgin, 26, was found around 6:30 Monday morning.
According to local media reports, four persons jumped off the "Jaws" bridge in Martha's Vineyard about 11 o'clock Sunday night.
Two were rescued, while the Bulgin brothers were not found.
The bridge, officially named the American Legion Bridge, is reportedly a popular attraction for locals and tourists, even though there is a sign warning people not to jump or dive from it.
A family friend from Palmers Cross in Clarendon spoke highly of the two brothers, noting that one had graduated from the University of Technology (UTech) while the other had just graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI).
He had known them since childhood and recalled that they had been "positive children" whose quality, manners and discipline could have taken them anywhere.
"This is very tragic for us. It is a loss for the church, it is a loss for the community and I dare say a loss for the country; it is a loss for all of us," he lamented.