‘My world has collapsed,’ uncle of brothers missing off Jaws Bridge speak for first time

The two were going to become first time uncles in just a few months.

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (WLNE) — Late Sunday night, 21-year-old Tavaughn Bulgin and and 26-year-old Tavaris Bulgin went jumping off Jaws Bridge in Martha’s Vineyard. Both brothers never resurfaced.

Hours later, their uncle- Omar George- says he got the call that the two were missing that rocked his world.

The body of the 26-year-old was recovered Monday morning. The 21-year-old is still missing.

“It hurts… they were such good kids. Dream kids. They are every parent’s dream,” George says, fighting through tears.

The two brothers were living in Oak Bluffs for the summer cooking at a restaurant. They were set to return back to their home in Clarendon, Jamaica in less than three weeks.

Tavaughn was set to graduate from University of West Indes in December.

George said the two loved Martha’s Vineyard. He says they loved meeting new people and learning new skills in the restaurant– that they share back home with family and friends. Their dream was to open up a Martha’s Vineyard themed restaurant in Jamaica.

George said both were great swimmers and that alcohol would not have been a factor in the accident because the two are faithful Christians.

“If Tavaughn had died and Tavaris couldn’t save him, I know he would not want to be alive. I know he was there when his brother died… the ultimate sacrifice,” said George.

Tavaughn and Tavaris regularly sang at church- with their sisters Tavanny and Tavania- where their father is the pastor.

George says the two were most excited about becoming first time uncles in just a few months.

The proud uncle shared one last message to his boys:

“We’ll take care of your parents don’t worry. We’ll make sure your mom and dad’s house is built. We’re gonna make sure you baby nephew or niece knows about you. We will make sure you live on forever,” said George.

A Gofundme has been created to help transport their bodies back to Jamaica and to help with funeral expenses.

Categories: News