A four-year-old boy was found dead in a cruise ship pool and a six-year-old child was pulled from the pool and revived as the ship sailed off the North Carolina coast Monday. Both boys were flown to Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern by helicopter, according to Fox News on Feb. 4.
It is unclear at this time if the two children were related and the parents of the six-year-old boy won't let the hospital report on the child's condition. The grandmother of the six-year-old boy, along with the Norwegian Cruise Line nurse, flew in with the children in the helicopter.
The Norwegian Cruise Line's Facebook page reports that the Norwegian Breakaway Ship's emergency medical team responded to the ship's pool deck after receiving word that the children were unresponsive. They quickly administered CPR. The cruise lines Facebook page also said:
"After extensive efforts, the younger child could not be revived. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family during this extremely difficult time and are providing full assistance and support."
The cruise originated in New York City and was headed for Florida. The ship docked in Florida on Tuesday. The 18-deck ship holds 4,000 passengers. It is unclear if the children were under the care of the ship's Splash Academy or under the care of their parents at the time the two were found unresponsive in the pool.
The Splash academy is for passengers age three to 17 and it is a supervised program offered on the ship by the cruise line. It is also not known which of the ship's pools the children were found in.
The Norwegian Breakaway was launched in 2013. It won praise for its many innovative additions and dubbed "the best ship in the company's 47-year history," by Cruise Week editor Mike Driscoll.