Kennedy granddaughter, great-grandson missing in Chesapeake Bay
The granddaughter from the late Robert F. Kennedy and her young son were missing on Friday after having to go out in to the Chesapeake Bay on a paddling, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said.
An intensive search continued for Maeve Fahey Townsend, and the son Gideon, Hogan explained.
Maeve Townsend is the daughter of original Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated while an applicant 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 the briefing posted online.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department, one of many agencies looking for Townsend together with her daughter, said previously received a call on Thursday at about five: 30 r. m. neighborhood time, coverage that a couple in a small canoe or kayak were drifting into Chesapeake Bay.
Rescuers were shipped to the area and a search started out. At around 7 l. m. nearby time the particular kayak in addition to paddle were found, but not the lacking people, often the department mentioned.