McKean's body was found more than 3km from the waterfront home of her mother, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, where the family had been staying to isolate themselves during the coronavirus outbreak, the Post said. Charles County Diving and Rescue seekers were able to locate Mckean about 4 kilometers from his mother.
Ms Kennedy Townsend, who is the granddaughter of the late Robert F Kennedy, had entered the water in a canoe with her eight-year-old son in order to recover a ball, but the pair were spotted drifting out into the bay and had not been seen since.
The authorities said they would resume their search for Gideon on Tuesday.
The recovery came after a days-long search that involved aviation and underwater imaging sonar technology.
In his Facebook post, David explained that he and Maeve had chose to take their children to a family lakehouse in Shady Side, Maryland to give them more space to play during the coronavirus lockdown. "It is clear that Maeve and Gideon have passed away". She labored as a public well being and human rights lawyer and was government director of Georgetown University's Global Health Initiative.
"Two members of America's" first family" the Kennedys are presumed dead after being reported missing after a canoeing accident in Maryland.
This undated image posted on Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean's Facebook account shows her with her family, including her son Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean, bottom right.
Authorities said at the time that their boat - which was retrieved Thursday with no sign of either Maeve or Gideon - appeared to have been "overtaken by the strong winds" that day.
Kennedy Townsend, who served two terms as Maryland's lieutenant governor, is the eldest daughter of the late U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Sen. "I am heartbroken to even have to try", he wrote on Facebook. The Coast Guard recovered their canoe, which was capsized and miles away, at approximately 6:30 yesterday evening, ' David somberly stated.
Mrs McKean's grandfather, New York Senator Robert F Kennedy, was assassinated in 1968. The president's son, John F. Kennedy Jr., and his wife died in a plane crash in July 1999.