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Re: Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Cause of Death

This is so sad. I keep imagining them panicking for their lives and that poor mother trying to save her dear son. 😢
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Re: Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Cause of Death

@iceberg. And what would be your own? Become fish food seemed a tad disrespectful to me. I don't know what your problem is; apparently you have one with my post.
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Re: Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Cause of Death

How horrifying it must've been once the mother realized she wasn't going to be able to get back.  Same for the little boy.  So sad!

 

Were there people on shore that were watching?

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Re: Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Cause of Death

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@Lucky Charm wrote:

How horrifying it must've been once the mother realized she wasn't going to be able to get back.  Same for the little boy.  So sad!

 

Were there people on shore that were watching?


@Lucky Charm  From what I read, they were alone.

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Re: Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Cause of Death

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@proudlyfromNJ wrote:

@Lucky Charm wrote:

How horrifying it must've been once the mother realized she wasn't going to be able to get back.  Same for the little boy.  So sad!

 

Were there people on shore that were watching?


@Lucky Charm  From what I read, they were alone.


Aww, that would be awful to actually see the tragedy happening, but be able to get help sooner, rather than no one to witness them floundering and it taking longer for them to be noticed missing.

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Re: Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Cause of Death

Someone did see them floundering and called the coast guard from what I read online about it.
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Re: Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Cause of Death

Just so tragic...so very sad. Not much more to say. 😢

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Re: Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Cause of Death

People online has a long article on this and states Maeve and Gideon were not wearing life jackets.
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Re: Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Cause of Death

I would have expected that they didn't have on life jackets since they weren't going out for a ride on the open sea.  They made a mistake that a lot of folks do, whether swimmers or boaters, in underestimating the current.  

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Re: Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean Cause of Death

I think most of us suspected it but this article was the first place where I saw it confirmed.