Two missing members of the Kennedy family in the United States

(Washington) Two members of the Kennedy family, including a niece of assassinated president John Kennedy, were missing on Friday after a canoe ride, according to Maryland authorities, another tragedy in the political dynasty the most famous in the United States.

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Maeve Kennedy McKean, 40 years old, and her son Gideon, 8 years old, did not return Thursday from an outing in Chesapeake Bay said Larry Hogan, the governor of this neighboring state of Washington, while announcing the “bad news” during a press briefing.

“Intensive research has been carried out since last night with the police, the coast guard and the fire department,” said Mr. Hogan.

Maeve is the daughter of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, eldest daughter of former Justice Secretary Robert Kennedy, killed in 1968, and niece of President John Kennedy , murdered in 1963.

The Kennedy clan, one of the great families of American political life, has experienced many tragedies.

John F. Kennedy, then President of the United States for three years, was assassinated in Dallas on 22 November 1963.

In June 1968, his younger brother Robert, in a good position to win the Democratic primaries for the presidential election, was killed in Los Angeles.

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.

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.