RFK Jr.’s Granddaughter and Greatgrandson Missing on Chesapeake Bay


Agree with the family politics or not, there does seem to be something to the Kennedy curse. A spokesperson for the Kennedy family announced that Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s granddaughter and her son went missing yesterday during a canoe outing on Chesapeake Bay.


According to CBS News:

A Kennedy family spokesperson confirmed Friday that two missing people last seen in a canoe off Chesapeake Bay Thursday evening are Maeve Kennedy McKean, 40, and her eight-year-old son, Gideon. Kennedy McKean is the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy and daughter of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor.

“At this time our family asks for privacy and that everyone keep Maeve and Gideon in their prayers,”

said a statement from a family spokesman. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan also confirmed their identities at the start of his coronavirus press conference Friday, and said an “intensive search” was underway. 

The article goes on to say:

“I reached out to, and spoke with Lieutenant Governor Townsend this morning,”

Hogan said.

“And, on behalf of the people of Maryland, I expressed our most heartfelt sympathies and prayers to her and to her entire family during this difficult time.” 

The pair were last seen drifting several miles off shore just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a press release from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department that did not disclose the victim’s identifies. A water rescue dispatch arrived shortly after a concerned citizen at Columbia Beach community pier, in Shady Side, Maryland, placed a 911 call, saying they saw two people drifting in a small canoe. 

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