A Carnival cruise drowning is making news across the globe this week. On Oct. 15, MSN reported that a 6-year-old boy drowned in a pool on the deck of the Carnival Victory. The young boy had been on the cruise with his family members and was in the pool with his 10-year-old brother. It's unclear whether or not the children were being supervised by an adult.
"To the best of our knowledge it is the first time a child has drowned aboard one of our ships. Carnival extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family during this very difficult time. The company's CareTeam is providing assistance and support," Carnival spokeswoman Joyce Oliva said in a statement.
The Carnival cruise drowning is being investigated by the Miami-Dade Police Department. The young boy has been identified as Qwentyn Hunter of Winter Garden, Fla. The case is being treated as an accident and police do not expect foul play. When other passengers noticed that the boy had drowned they were quick to pull him to the deck and perform CPR... but it was too late. Qwentyn was pronounced dead right there.
Qwentyn was signed with a modeling agency and had a "bright future in entertainment" according to the agency's owner. More on this story in the video above.
The Carnival cruise drowning occurred on the last leg of a four-day Caribbean cruise according to MSN.
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