Two members of the Kennedy family, including a grand-niece of assassinated president John Kennedy, were missing on Friday, April 3, after using their canoe on a private lake, according to Maryland authorities, a new tragedy within the dynasty. America's most famous political. The New york times reported that they were playing ball at the lake and took the canoe to recover the ball that had fallen into the water. They would have been swept away by the current caused by strong winds.
Maeve Kennedy McKean, 40, and her son Gideon, 8, did not return Thursday from a trip to Chesapeake Bay, said Larry Hogan, governor of this neighboring state of Washington, announcing the " bad news " at a press point. "Intensive research has been carried out since last night with the police, the coast guard and the firefighters"said Hogan.
Maeve is the daughter of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, eldest daughter of former justice minister Robert Kennedy, killed in 1968, and niece of President John Kennedy, murdered in 1963.
The Kennedy clan, one of the great families of American political life, has experienced many tragedies. John F. Kennedy, then President of the United States for three years, was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
In June 1968, his younger brother Robert, in a good position to win the Democratic primaries for the presidential election, was killed in Los Angeles. Robert Kennedy’s son David died in 1984 at the age of 28 from an overdose of cocaine in a hotel in Florida. In 1999, the son of "JFK" died with wife Carolyn and sister-in-law Lauren in the plane crash he was flying in Massachusetts.
Saoirse Kennedy Hill, a granddaughter of Robert Kennedy, also died last year of an overdose, at the age of 22.