The shock information got here after the mom and eight-year-old son went lacking after leaping into a ship.
Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, aged 40, and her son had been in Maryland, America once they disappeared.
The pair had been reported lacking to the authorities once they did not return.
Her husband, David McKean, confirmed his spouse and son, Gideon, had disappeared to the Washington Post.
However, sadly, it was later additionally confirmed the pair had died.
Mr McKean stated that they had been at a household occasion at a waterfront home, when a ball being performed with by the youngsters fell into the water.
He added the pair had jumped right into a canoe spontaneously to chase down the ball.
He advised the Washington Post: “They popped right into a canoe to chase it down.
“They simply received farther out than they might deal with and could not get again in.”
Whilst Mr McKean didn’t say whether or not the canoe had been discovered on the time, authorities later reported that they had discovered a canoe matching the outline of the one which went lacking.
It is believed excessive winds might have blown the boat off target.
WTOP reported the Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, opened a information convention this night confirming the tragic end result.
A press release from Mr Hogan shared earlier at present stated police had responded to a name of an overturned canoe within the Chesapeake Bay.
It learn: “The preliminary investigation revealed that the pair might have been paddling the canoe from a residence in Shady Side, MD out into the Bay to retrieve a ball and had been unable to paddle again to shore.”
Mrs McKean was the grandniece of the late assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
She was additionally the daughter of former lieutenant governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.
A press release from the household earlier than the tragic deaths had been confirmed, learn: “At this time our household asks for privateness and that everybody preserve Maeve and Gideon of their prayers.”
Authorities had been alerted to a pair struggling towards the water by a involved resident.
However, though the County Fire Department arrived with in 5 minutes of the decision, it was stated the situations of the water had been too harmful.
Captain Erik Kornmeyer stated : “Currents had been fairly quick, they moved out of sight fairly shortly.”
A search was carried out on Thursday evening, resuming on Friday, by helicopters and boats.
Sadly, the Kennedy household, an American political dynasty, aren’t any strangers to tragedy.
John F. Kennedy was assasinated in November 1963, throughout his time as President of the United States, together with his brother Robert assassinated in 1968.
John F. Kennedy Jr., solely three-years-old when his father was killed, later died in a aircraft crash in 1999.
More lately Saoirse Kennedy Hill, one other granddaughter of Robert Kennedy, died on the age of 22.
The household are broadly considered immensely privileged, nevertheless, Mrs McKean dispelled the notion in a 2008 interview.
She advised Glamour journal: “People assume, as a result of I’m a Kennedy, I’m extraordinarily rich and don’t flaunt it. Ha! I’ve an excellent title, however by the point you get to the fourth technology, the cash’s run out. We’re lucky in comparison with the typical American, however to assume I’m a belief fund child — so not true!”