United states : two members of the Kennedy family presumed dead

États-Unis : deux membres de la famille Kennedy présumés morts

The search for two members of the Kennedy family, disappeared during a canoe trip, have not been able to find them and they are presumed dead, have announced their loved ones.

It is a new drama for the most famous dynasty of the United States, regularly struck by the tragedy since the assassination in 1963 in Dallas of the democratic president John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK).

His niece Maeve Kennedy McKean, 40 years old, has not returned Thursday from an outing in the canoe with his son Gideon, age 8, in the bay of Chesapeake, in the Washington d.c. area, on Friday announced the authorities.

Coast guard, local police and firefighters immediately tried to find them, but without success.

“The chance that they have survived, are extremely low. It is clear that Maeve and Gideon are dead “, has concluded her husband, David McKean in a message posted on the night on Facebook.

The research launched by the authorities ” no longer a rescue operation but a recovery of the body added in a statement that the mother and grandmother of the victims, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.

This last is the eldest daughter of the former minister of Justice Robert Kennedy, the brother of John, who was killed in 1968 while he was well positioned to win the democratic primary for the presidential election.

The family has suffered further tragedies : one of the sons of Robert Kennedy, David, died at the age of 28 of a cocaine overdose in a Florida hotel in 1984.

Another of his sons, Michael, died in a collision with a tree during a downhill ski race in 1997 in Colorado.

In 1999, the son of ” JFK ” is dead along with his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren in the crash of the plane he was flying in Massachusetts.

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, a granddaughter of Robert Kennedy, also died last year from a drug overdose, at the age of 22 years.

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