The body of Maeve Kennedy McKean, granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy, has been found in Maryland. The 40-year-old and her eight-year-old son were last seen on Thursday evening riding in a canoe off Chesapeake Bay. After an extensive search operation, police announced Monday that her body had been found in water about 2.5 miles (4km) south of where they had set off.
A daredevil inventor known as “Mad” Mike Hughes has died after launching himself in a homemade rocket which crashed in the California desert. The 64-year-old was attempting to fly 5,000ft (1,524m) into the air in a steam-powered rocket when it crash-landed shortly after take-off near Barstow on Saturday. Footage of the launch was posted on Twitter and showed the rocket flying into the air before plummeting to the ground seconds later.
A 15-year-old Disney star has died from a brain tumor, her secondary school has said. Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who starred in the 2016 film Queen Of Katwe, passed away on Saturday at a hospital near the Ugandan capital, Kampala. She had been in and out of hospital and had previously received treatment, including surgery, in India, according to local media reports.
Four more victims of a catastrophic dive boat fire have been located on the ocean floor off Southern California, bringing the known death toll to eight. The Coast Guard said 39 people were aboard the Conception, which was on a three-day scuba diving excursion to the Channel Islands. Six crew members and 33 passengers were on board when the fire broke out around 3 a.m. Monday and quickly engulfed the boat.
Colin Kroll the co-founder and CEO of HQ Trivia and Vine was found dead in his New York City apartment at the age of 34. Police found Kroll’s body along with drug paraphernalia after being prompted to perform a wellness check by his girlfriend. Kroll’s cause of death has not yet been determined.
The bodies of five South Koreans and four Nepalis who died when their Himalayan peak camp was destroyed by a snowstorm have been recovered. The victims suffered broken bones and head wounds in Nepal’s worst climbing accident in two years. The storm swept through the camp on Friday and the bodies were recovered on Sunday.
In the nation’s deadliest transportation accident since 2009, 20 people were killed in a limousine crash in upstate New York on Saturday. All 18 limo passengers including the driver were killed in addition to two pedestrians. Officials claim the limousine failed to stop at a dangerous intersection while on the way to a birthday celebration.
Seven people including two British tourists were injured in Paris on Sunday after being attacked by a man with a knife and iron bar. The suspect is believed to be an Afghan national. Terrorism is not suspected. Nineteen people were killed in South Sudan as a small passenger plane tried to land in thick fog.
Three social media figures who traveled the world and documented their experiences died last week after an accident at Shannon Falls, a waterfall about 35 miles away from Vancouver, British Columbia. The trio was part of extreme travel YouTube channel, High on Life, and died after falling 100 feet into one of the waterfall’s lower pools.
At least 60 people died when a boat carrying 180 migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday. The victims were Tunisians and other nationalities. The death toll from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano explosion on Sunday has risen to 69 and is expected to be higher, as soldiers and firefighters continue searching for missing people.