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Norwegian cruise line drowning: Child dies after being pulled from ship pool

Norwegian cruise line drowning in N.C.
Norwegian cruise line drowning in N.C.
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A Norwegian cruise line was the site of a tragic drowning off the coast of North Carolina. Two young boys --- ages 4 and 6 -- were pulled from the ship's swimming pool on Monday. The 4-year-old died, but the 6-year-old was revived and airlifted to a hospital.

USA Today reports Feb. 4 that the medical staff aboard the Norwegian Breakaway was alerted "and notified that two small children were unresponsive on the pool deck."

CPR was administered to both children, but "devastatingly, the younger child passed away on board," the cruise line confirmed in a statement.

The ship was sailing for Florida when the Norwegian cruise line drowning occurred. The report stated that the vessel is capable of carrying 4,000 passengers and its maiden voyage was made less than a year ago.

Sympathies were extended by the cruise line:

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the family during this extremely difficult time and are providing full assistance and support. The family is in our thoughts and prayers and we ask that you please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as well."

News of a 4-year-old dying from a cruise drowning is horrific and not what one envisions to take place aboard a sea voyage. The good news is the 6-year-old is still alive and is in stable condition.