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Kennedy granddaughter, great-grandson missing in Chesapeake Bay

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Kennedy granddaughter, great-grandson missing in Chesapeake Bay

By Sharon Bernstein

 

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Friday said a search is underway for Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, and her eight-year-old son Gideon, who are missing after a boating trip.

 

(Reuters) - The granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and her young son were missing on Friday after drifting out into the Chesapeake Bay on a canoe, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said.

 

An intensive search continued for Maeve Fahey Townsend, and her son Gideon, Hogan said.

 

Maeve Townsend is the daughter of former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated while a candidate for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1968.

 

"I reached out to and spoke with Lieutenant Governor Townsend this morning and on behalf of the people of Maryland I expressed our most heartfelt sympathies," Hogan said in a briefing posted online.

 

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department, one of the agencies searching for Townsend and her son, said it had received a call on Thursday at about 4:30 p.m. local time, reporting that two people in a small canoe or kayak were drifting into Chesapeake Bay.

 

Rescuers were sent to the area and a search began. At around 7 p.m. local time the kayak and paddle were found, but not the missing people, the department said.

 

(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein in Sacramento, California; Editing by Sandra Maler)

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2020-04-04

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why were they out?

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Kennedy curse strikes again 

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department, one of the agencies searching for Townsend and her son, said it had received a call on Thursday at about 4:30 p.m. local time, reporting that two people in a small canoe or kayak were drifting into Chesapeake Bay.

No Coast Guard or Lifeboat service?

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24 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

No Coast Guard or Lifeboat service?

The tidewater is cold this time of year, a lovely place for sailing, of course such services exist but it only takes seconds to drown , a neighbours child drowned in a birdbath of barely 3 inches deep

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3 hours ago, VocalNeal said:
6 hours ago, rooster59 said:

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department, one of the agencies searching for Townsend and her son, said it had received a call on Thursday at about 4:30 p.m. local time, reporting that two people in a small canoe or kayak were drifting into Chesapeake Bay.

No Coast Guard or Lifeboat service?

You appear to have (deliberately) omitted this very relevant part for some reason...

"Rescuers were sent to the area and a search began."

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likely did not don life vests

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:coffee1:  My thoughts and prayers to ALL missing people, not only the famous ones....

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