A six-year-old boy has drowned aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship while the ship was out to sea. The cruise line released a statement announcing the death of this boy who drown in the midship pool, according to Chron on Oct. 14.
The Carnival statement said this was the first drowning that they are aware of aboard one of their ships. Carnival extended "its heartfelt sympathy to the family during this very difficult time." The statement also said that the company's CareTeam is providing assistance and support".
The four-day cruise aboard the Carnival Victory turned tragic when a six-year-old boy swimming with his brother drowned. Other passengers pulled the boy out of the water and did CPR on the child until the ship’s medical staff arrived, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.
The ship carrying 3,094 passengers and about 1,100 staff pulled into Port Miami on Monday morning. The ship was on its final leg of the journey and heading for home port when the boy drowned. While initial reports put the boy with family members at the time that he drown, an early investigation has found he was at the pool with his 10-year-old brother.
The dead boy is identified as Qwentyn Hunter of Winter Garden, Florida. Miami-Dade police are investigating the drowning.