Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

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

See also

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.

Advertisement

News

  • Jar-Jar is more popular than Congress
    A new poll shows Jar-Jar Binks is more popular than Congress
    Video
    Video
  • Missing girl found
    After 9 months of being missing, Abigail Hernandez is back with her family
    US News
  • Tree destroyed by beetles
    A tree meant to honor Beatle George Harrison has been destroyed by beetles
    Top News
  • Mystery flags on bridge
    Mysterious white flags have replaced the American ones on the Brooklyn Bridge
    New York
  • Weird Al album debut
    Weird Al's new album has officially debuted at no. 1
    Music
  • Broncos owner resigns
    Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has resigned due to Alzheimer's
    Sports