daughter of former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy
Townsend, 40, and her son, Gideon McKean, 8, went missing on
Friday after drifting out into the Chesapeake Bay on a canoe.
Charles County Dive and Rescue, one of the agencies searching
for them, located Townsend's body in about 25 feet of water, 2.5
miles (4 km) south of her mother's residence in Shady Side,
Maryland, where the canoe was launched.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police said it would resume the
operation on Tuesday to search for Townsend's son.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department had received a call last
Thursday at about 4:30 p.m. reporting that two people in a small
canoe or kayak were drifting into Chesapeake Bay.
Rescuers were sent to the area and a search began. At around 7
p.m. the canoe and a paddle were found, but not the missing
(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik and Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru;
Editing by Robert Birsel)
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