'Doesn't Seem Real': Family, Friends Grieve 2 Brothers Who Jumped from ' Jaws Bridge'
Tavaris Tavaugn Bulgin brothers
Relatives mourn the loss of two young brothers who were lost after jumping off a bridge on Martha's Vineyard seen in Jaws.
Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said Tavaris Bulgin, 26, and Tavaughn Bulgin, 21, went missing Sunday night after jumping off the popular Massachusetts bridge, according to NBC Boston and The Vineyard Gazette.
The body of Tavaris was recovered Monday morning while Tavaughn remains missing, outlets reported.
"It doesn't appear to be real," family friend Marsha Green told NBC Boston. "It was really a surreal thing to hear."
The District Attorney did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
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Tavaris and Tavaughn, originally from Jamaica, rented a house in Martha's Vineyard this summer while they worked at a restaurant on the island, according to NBC Boston.
Edgartown Police Chief Bruce McNamee has confirmed, according to the Gazette, that the brothers were employees at Nomans, a restaurant in Oak Bluffs.
O'Keefe said Tavaris and Tavaughn were among four people who jumped off the bridge and began struggling in the current as they struggled to reach shore, according to the reports.
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Officials suspended the search for Tavaughn Tuesday due to dangerous conditions and will "evaluate weather conditions daily to determine when conditions can safely resume for divers," according to The Boston Globe.
A vigil was held for the two victims in Clarendon on Monday, according to The Jamaica Gleaner.
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The brothers' parents "are absolutely shocked" by the tragedy, Green told the outlet. "They actually had to be taken to the hospital in Jamaica when they found out," she explained.
Green claims that none of the men were drunk when they jumped off the American Legion Memorial Bridge, also known as the Jaws Bridge, which connects the towns of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.
"They just wanted to have a good time," she told the outlet.
George described the victims as "the two nicest kids" who were "divine, funny and full of life," according to CBS affiliate WBZ-TV.
A GoFundme campaign for the brothers' family says Tavaris was "a beloved schoolteacher" and Tavaughn was both "a musical prodigy" and a "gifted" athlete.
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"Both boys were destined to make a difference in every community they served and in every endeavor they pursued," the description reads.
Additionally, Tavaris and Tavaughn would "always send money down to support their father's ministry," which they were "very, very involved," Green told NBC Boston.
“Her enthusiasm for life, her commitment to God and her church, and her impact on her community are what family and friends remember her about,” says GoFundMe.
"You are making an unforgettable impression on the community of Martha's Vineyard, her hometown of Clarendon and the entire country of Jamaica," wrote the GoFundMe organizer.
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