Authorities have suspended the search for two family membersKennedyafter 26 hours of searching and after disappearing in the Chesapeake Bay, on the Maryland coast, as reported by the coast guard on Friday.
Thus, it has confirmed thatMaeve Kennedy McKean and her eight-year-old son, Gideon,They were last seen on Thursday night. “It has been a difficult case, and it has been even more difficult to make the decision to suspend the search,” said Commander Matthew Fine, according to CNN.
“Our crews and companions have madeeverything possibleto find them. We have kept the family informed during the search at all times and our thoughts are with them tonight, “added the commander in charge of the investigation.
The former governor ofMarylandand McKean’s mother, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, has said the search has gone from being a rescue to a recovery mission, she said in a statement.
Hehusband of the missing David McKean, he told the newspaper ‘Washington Post’ that the family was visiting his maternal grandmother’s house when, by a game, the mother and the child began to chase a ball that had fallen into the water in a canoe.
McKean is the granddaughter of the former U.S. attorney and senatorRobert F. Kennedy, brother of former President John F. Kennedy.