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John F. Kennedy: niece Maeve and her son have an accident

The niece of US President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963, appears to have drowned with her son after a canoe accident.

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean (40), the granddaughter of the assassinated US Senator Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) and niece of US President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), who was also assassinated, is apparently dead. Her husband David McKean said on Facebook that the search for her and their son Gideon (8) had been stopped after more than 24 hours. "The chances that they survived are incredibly slim," McKean wrote in a long post. "It is obvious that Maeve and Gideon died."

They just wanted to get a ball

David McKean also explained what apparently happened: "We were self-isolating in a house on Chesapeake Bay owned by Maeve's mother, Kathleen." They traveled there to give their children more space to play during the Corona crisis than they would at home in Washington, D.C. have had. The ball accidentally fell into the water while kickball - Maeve and Gideon got into a canoe to retrieve it. They were driven out by the wind or the electricity.

About 30 minutes later they were seen again by an eyewitness who discovered them from land "far out" in the bay and called the police. Then the two disappeared. At around 6:30 p.m. her capsized canoe was found many miles away.

Maeve leaves behind her husband David, her seven-year-old daughter Gabriella and her two-and-a-half-year-old son Toby. Gabriella surprised her father after the misfortune "with her maturity and her grace", but it breaks his heart that the young Toby will no longer have his mother and brother around, as he continues.

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