‘Two of Jamaica’s finest sons’: Candlelight vigil held for brothers who drowned on Martha’s Vineyard

EDGARTOWN — About 100 mourners gathered Tuesday evening on the beach near “Jaws” bridge on Martha’s Vineyard. Under gray skies and a gentle breeze, they prayed, sang, and remembered Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin, two brothers from Jamaica who tragically drowned Aug. 14 after jumping from the bridge — a popular summer tradition on the island.

“We want you to remember them tonight as two of Jamaica’s finest sons,” said Pastor Omar George, a longtime friend of the Bulgin family, several of whom attended the beachside memorial service.

George described the brothers as “two of the nicest young men you will ever meet.” He said Tavaris, 26, had “a personality of a million stars,” and called Tavaughn, 21, “a fine musician.”

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