Search for “recovery” of Kennedy Townsend’s daughter and grandson


ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Authorities Searched For “Salvage” For Daughter And Grandson Of Former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend After Canoe Paddled In Chesapeake Bay not returned to shore, the Friday family said.

The missing relatives were identified as Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, and McKean’s son, 8, Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean.

“With deep sadness, I share the news that the search for my beloved daughter Maeve and her grandson Gideon has gone from rescue to recovery,” media reports said Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Friday evening. .

A spokesperson for the Maryland Natural Resources Police said authorities had suspended the search on Friday evening but would resume on Saturday morning.

Kennedy Townsend, who served two terms as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, is the eldest daughter of the late United States Attorney General and US Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and the niece of the late President John F. Kennedy.

“I reached out and spoke with Lieutenant Governor Townsend this morning and on behalf of the people of Maryland, I expressed our sincere sympathies and prayers to her and her entire family during this difficult time “Said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. Friday afternoon.

The search began Thursday afternoon after state natural resource police responded to a report by two people on a canoe in Chesapeake Bay that appeared to be overwhelmed by high winds.

A statement from the agency, which did not name the missing, said they could have paddled the canoe of a house in Shady Side, Maryland, to recover a bullet and could not row to shore. An overturned canoe corresponding to that used by the missing was found Thursday evening, the agency said.


“The news of this tragedy struck me and my family this morning,” said Anne Arundel County executive Steuart Pittman. “We hold Kathleen and her family in the light, and we hold our loved ones a little closer as we reflect on their pain and loss,” he said in a statement.

Maeve McKean, a public health and human rights lawyer, was executive director of the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative, media reports said. The initiative’s website says its work has focused on “the intersection of global health and human rights.” McKean was previously an Associate Research Professor at the City University of New York School of Public Health.

“Our Maeve has dedicated his life to the most vulnerable in society,” said Kennedy Townsend in a statement, adding that his grandson Gideon was a “loving” big brother who excelled in sports, guessing, math and chess. “My heart is crushed, but we will try to invoke the grace of God and the strength we have to honor the hope, the energy and the passion that Maeve and Gideon have brought to the world.”

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