Maeve Kennedy McKean, RFK Granddaughter, and Son Lost at Sea

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Maeve Kennedy McKean, granddaughter to the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and her son, Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean, are presumed dead after disappearing in heavy swells and high winds in the waters of Chesapeake Bay Thursday evening.

"With profound sadness, I share the news that the search for my beloved daughter Maeve and grandson Gideon has turned from rescue to recovery," Townsend said in a statement The Baltimore Sun reported.


Beltway Insider: Trump/2T Aid Package, UI Claims, COVID-19 Hammers US, Europe, Cities, Nations Locked Down


From all accounts Maeve 40, the daughter of former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, and granddaughter of Senator Robert F., and Ethel Kennedy, and Gideon, 8, the first great-grandchild of Robert and Ethel, and a sixth generation Kennedy, had recently retreated to the Kennedy-Townsend Maryland compound to escape the coronavirus pandemic.

Delaware Governor, Larry Logan stated in a press conference, "Ms. Kennedy McKean had entered the water, with her son in a small kayak to retrieve a ball that had blown out to sea by the high winds and the two were pushed further out and were unable to make it back to shore." The craft has been recovered.

A distress call from a concerned citizen who spotted the two struggling was logged at 4:30PM Thursday.


White House Deep Sixes COVID-19 Outbreak, Human Toll Devalued Against Trade Deal


The two are presumed dead. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, after an exhausted search covering more than 3500 nautical miles, the rescue mission has been called off and shifted to recovery.

As with most in the large Kennedy clan, it was thought that Maeve would have an infinity to the beach, sailing and other water related sports and would recognize the power of the ocean, high winds and her vulnerability against the strength of seas. Winds were registering 29knots with swells at one to three feet at the time of her disappearance.

A small, human powered kayak and the physical strength of an avid beach lover and novice sailor along with an eight-year-old who essentially possess no upper body strength against the seas all add to the unfortunate poor or impaired judgment which proved to be a desperately wrong choice.


CORONA VIRUS CASES SPIKE, Declarations Akin to War as Leaders Seek to Slow Spread (National Closures)


The Kennedy Political dynasty, heirs to Camelot, has seen more than their share of tragedy. Both President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated during the tumultuous 1960's. Brother, and life-long Massachusetts Senator, Edward "Ted" Kennedy crashed his car off a Chappaquiddick bridge in July 1969, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.

Thirty years later, on July 16, 1999, the late president's son, John F. Kennedy, Jr, and his wife, Caroline Bessette Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren were killed when the plane he was piloting crashed into the waters off Martha's Vineyard.

Most recently on August 2, 2019 Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, committed suicide at the family compound in Cape Cod.


World News: Borders Sealed, 67 Million on Lockdown, A Nation at War


Maeve is survived by her husband, David, and two children, Gabriella, 7, and Toby, 2. Her parents, David Townsend and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, as well as numerous family relatives as her grandfather Robert and Grandmother Ethel, had a very large family.

Haute Tease

  • Beltway Insider: Obama Travels to Cuba; New Ebola Cases; Election 2016; Paris Terrorist Arrested; SCOTUS Nominee

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama became the first president in more than 50 years to travel to Cuba, after reestablishing diplomatic relationships with the island nation, and meet with the President of the communist country to discuss beneficial and advantageous policy changes.  

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/States Openings, COVID-19, Economy, Michigan, Varsity Blues, Al-Qaeda, Election

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Trump proceeded, despite continued violations of his own reopening guidelines, to designate houses of worship essential services allowing for churches, synagogues, and mosques to open for large scale gatherings potentially putting millions at risk for infection.

     
  • Defamation Review: Powerful, Dramatic and Poignant from Director Yoav Shamir

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Defamation,” a documentary that explores Director Yoav Shamir’s personal views of Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Nazi’s, in a world where the only opinions are the traditional hardline views and begs the question of its value in a post-Hitler world.

     
  • Consumers Curate Top Spirits Lists at the Largest SIP Awards Competition (Photos)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The 2017 Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards,  taking place at the upscale Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, CA.,  hosted its largest blind tasting competition to date with 673 spirit brands and 118 consumer judges.

     
  • “When Valentine’s Day Is Simply Not Enough:” Celebrate An Entire “Month Of Romance” In Cabo At The Exclusive Capella Pedregal

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Cabo San Lucas – Cupid is flying in for an extended stay during the month of February at Capella Pedregal in Cabo, Mexico, as the stunning 96-room hideaway is heralding a “Month of Romance” with a range of delightful activities created especially for couples.

     
  • Butcher Boys Review – Serving Up Frenzied Graphic Horror

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Butcher Boys” from Greeks Productions, Kitchen Sink Productions and Texas Chain Saw Massacre writer Kim Henkel, brings to the screen a deeply dark, shockingly graphic horror ride into the depth of modern Satanism.

     
  • 101 Things To Do In Key West Book Review - A Guide To One Unforgettable Trip to Paradise (Pictures)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    101 Things To Do In Key West, from Schiffer Publishing and Gary J. Sikorski, present a breathtaking trip through the furthest point south in the continental United States and highlights everything the island paradise has to offer.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Tariffs, Gun Control, Cops Shot, Plastics Ban, Customs Glitch, Kabul Blast, Peter Fonda

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump announced he is delaying the implementation of tariff's on specific consumer goods imported from China until December 15, 2019, to allow retailers and consumers equal footing over the upcoming Christmas shopping season.

     
  • Elite Traveler and Andy Hayler Name Most Influential Chefs Of Past And Next Decade

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The top ten chefs of the past and next decade in the US have been revealed today by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine, alongside world-famous food critic Andy Hayler. 

     
  • The Low Down on Caffeine Overdose – Hype, Scare Tactic or Possibility

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Too much caffeine caused the death of a 16-year-old high school student from South Carolina who collapsed during class last month, according to the county coroner. Davis Allen Cripe died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia.

     
  • HL London: The Underground Music Scene Presents SeaWitches

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Based in Liverpool, Jo Herring and Laura Caldwell met in 2007 through friends; a meeting that resulted in an explosion of creativity where songwriting, musicianship and visual art collided to create SeaWitches.

     
  • Money News: Dow Caught in Bear Trap; World Markets Split 80/20

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The DOW Jones Industrial Average fell to the bear over the past week with limited collateral damage across global markets as the world markets bounced back from the devastating free-fall of the past week. 

     
  • The Colony Review - Cannibalism in Apocalyptic Winter Leaves Me Cold

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    “The Colony,” from RLJ Entertainment and Sierra Pictures, brings to the screen a terrifying fast moving sci-fi apocalyptic winter thriller that captures the breakdown of society, the species and the lengths needed to survive.

     
  • CosmoGirl! and NY/LA Model's Crown Next Fashion Princess

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    "So You Want To Be A Model" contest sponsored by New York/LA Model Management and Cosmo Girl! Magazine ended its national search for that new fresh face at a recent star-studded competition held at the trendy Manhattan hot spot Plumm.

     
  • HL Celebrity Interview: Whit Stillman Talks On the Making of Love & Friendship, Euro Art and Jane Austen

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Love & Friendship, the newest film release from Director Whit Stillman, is charming audiences on both side of the pond as the critics are calling the Jane Austen adaptation, one of the best, hysterical, an unconventional comedy.