Two members of the Kennedy family presumed dead

(Washington) The search for two members of the Kennedy family who disappeared during a canoe trip has failed to locate them and they are presumed dead, their relatives said.

France Media Agency

This is a new drama for the most famous dynasty in the United States, regularly struck by the tragedy since the assassination in 1963 in Dallas from Democratic President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK).

His grand-niece Maeve Kennedy McKean, 40 years, did not return Thursday d 'A canoe trip with his 8-year-old son Gideon in Chesapeake Bay in the Washington area, authorities said on Friday.


Maeve Kennedy McKean's son Gideon

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

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

The searches launched by the authorities “are no longer a rescue operation, but a recovery” of the bodies, added in a press release the mother and grandmother of the victims, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.

The latter is the eldest daughter of former Minister of Justice Robert Kennedy, John's brother, who was killed in 1968 when he was well placed to win the Democratic primaries for the presidential election.

The family suffered other tragedies: one of Robert Kennedy's sons, David, died at the age of 28 years of an overdose of cocaine in a hotel in Florida, in 1984.

Another of his sons, Michael, succumbed to a collision with a tree during a ski descent in 1997 in Colorado.

In 1999, the son of “JFK” died with his wife Carolyn and his sister-in-law Lauren in the crash of the plane he was flying in Massachusetts.

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