The granddaughter of American politician Robert Kennedy and her son, who disappeared in the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Maryland, were declared dead after the search was suspended. This was reported on Saturday, April 4, by her husband David McKean on Facebook.
“Despite the heroic efforts of the Coast Guard, federal and local authorities, it is now decided to suspend the active rescue operation. The search, which began yesterday afternoon, continued all night and continued all day today. Now it’s dark again. It’s been over 24 hours and the chances of them surviving are incredibly low. It is clear that Maeve and Gideon have passed away,” the man wrote, expressing the hope that the bodies would be discovered.
The incident occurred on the afternoon of April 2 in Shady Side City when Mave Kennedy Townsend McKeen, 40, and his eight-year-old son Gideon chased a ball that fell into the water by canoe. However, because of the strong current, they were unable to return to shore.
The rescuers found an oar and an inverted canoe a few kilometers offshore in Chesapeake Bay.
Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKeon was a public health and human rights lawyer and was also Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative Foundation at Georgetown University. She has also been a human rights adviser to the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama on the State Department’s and the Department of Health and Human Services’ AIDS program.
A series of tragedies have haunted the Kennedy family since 1941. Many members of a well-known family name have tragically died. In particular, the President of the United States, John Kennedy, and his brother Robert were killed in the attacks.
August 1, 2019, the granddaughter of the late American politician Robert Kennedy died of a drug overdose.