Body of Robert F Kennedy's great-grandson recovered

The remains of eight-year-old Gideon McKean were found about 600 metres from where the body of his mother, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, was discovered on Monday, according to reports

09/04/2020 08:37:00

The remains of eight-year-old Gideon McKean were found about 600 metres from where the body of his mother, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, was discovered on Monday, according to reports

The body of a great-grandson to Robert F Kennedy has been recovered from Chesapeake Bay off the Maryland coast, days after he went missing with his mother while in a canoe, the New York Times reported.

Both were last seen on Thursday getting into the canoe near a home where they were staying, owned by Ms Townsend's mother.Ms Townsend, 40, is the daughter of former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and a granddaughter of Robert Kennedy, who was shot to death in 1969 while seeking the Democratic nomination for president.

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Ms Townsend's husband, David McKean, said in a Facebook post this week that his wife and son had got into the canoe just to retrieve a ball that had been kicked into the cove, but were pulled by the wind or tide into the greater Chesapeake Bay."About 30 minutes later they were spotted by an onlooker from land, who saw them far out from shore, and called the police. After that last sighting, they were not seen again," Mr McKean wrote.

The capsized canoe was recovered the following day, miles from where they entered the water, Mr McKean said, and a rescue search by the US Coast Guard and local authorities was called off after 24 hours.In August 2019, a 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert Kennedy, Saorise Kennedy Hill, was found dead at the family's compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, of what medical examiners determined was an accidental drug overdose.

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Jesus christ, may god open his arms for them ❤️ S Dee cc Sad news, definitely bad luck attached to that family with so many tragedies. 😢 So sad may they rest in peace. More tragedy for the Kennedy family so very sad. Damn it. Was hoping for a miracle with the little fella. RIP. 😪😪😪 Why would this make the irish news ?

RIP :(

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