Police find the body of RFK’s missing great-grandson, Gideon, eight, six days after he disappeared kayaking
BREAKING NEWS: Police find body of RFK’s missing great-grandson, Gideon, eight, six days after he disappeared on a kayak trip with his mom
- Gideon McKean was found at 25 feet of water and 3.7 miles south of his grandmother’s residence in Shady Side, Maryland
- Gideon was found on Wednesday, about 2,000 feet from where his mother, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, was discovered last Thursday
- They went missing on Thursday and it is believed that their canoe was toppled by strong winds
Police found the body of Robert F. Kennedy’s missing great-grandson six days after he went missing while kayaking with his mother.
Gideon McKean and his mother Maeve went to fetch a ball from Chesapeake Bay last week and disappeared for days.
His body was recovered by seekers in Maryland on Wednesday around 1:40 PM.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police Underwater Surgery Team recovered Gideon, who died in 25 feet of water and 3.7 miles south of his grandmother’s residence in Shady Side, Md. Where the canoe was launched, ‘said police in a statement.
“Gideon was located about 1,000 feet from where his mother, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, was located.”
Robert F. Kennedy’s great-grandson, Gideon (pictured with his mother, Maeve), was pulled from Chesapeake Bay on Wednesday afternoon
Gideon McKean and his mother Maeve went to fetch a ball from Chesapeake Bay last week and disappeared for days
On Thursday evening, authorities toppled a canoe similar to the couple’s. It is believed that the boat was overtaken by strong winds.
The mother’s body was restored on Monday. Maeve McKean’s mother, former Maryland lieutenant governor, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, is the eldest daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and niece of the late President John F. Kennedy.
Maeve, a public health and human rights attorney, was found approximately 2.5 miles south of her mother’s Shady Side, Maryland home.
Gideon was believed to be dead next to his mother.
Kathleen’s brother, Robert F Kennedy Jr, posted on Instagram: “Tonight, the Coast Guard informed our family that it has ended the rescue efforts. The search for remains continues. Rest in peace Maeve and Gideon. ‘
Kathleen herself said in a statement on Friday evening: “With deep sorrow, I share the news that the search for my beloved daughter Maeve and grandson Gideon has changed from rescue to recovery.”
THE KENNEDY COURSE: TRAGEDIES ROCKING AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS FAMILY
November 1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas at the age of 46
June 1968: Senator Robert F. Kennedy – who campaigned to be the Democratic nominee in that year’s presidential election – is murdered in Los Angeles at the age of 42.
April 1984: Robert F. Kennedy’s son, David Kennedy, dies from a drug overdose at the age of 28
Curse: Senator Robert F. Kennedy was murdered in Los Angeles at the age of 42
December 1997: Robert F. Kennedy’s son, Michael Kennedy, dies in a skiing accident at the age of 39
July 1999: President John F. Kennedy’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr, dies in a plane crash next to his wife Carolyn Bessette in a plane crash at age 38
September 2011: Senator Edward Kennedy’s daughter, Kara Kennedy, dies of a heart attack at age 51
May 2012: The wife of Robert F. Kennedy’s son, Robert F. Kennedy Jr, commits suicide at the age of 52
August 2019: Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, dies of drug overdose at age 22
Camelot: the son of President John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, died in a plane crash in 1999