4-Year-Old Boy Drowns In Cruise Ship Pool As 6-Year-Old Survives

Tue, February 4, 2014 12:59pm EST by 6 Comments
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While enjoying a vacation with his family on a Norwegian cruise ship line, a four-year-old boy drowned tragically in the ship’s swimming pool. Another boy was found in the pool, and was, thankfully, able to be revived.

This is so sad. In a terrible incident on a cruise ship, two boys whose identities have not yet been revealed were found in the ship’s swimming pool. The four-year-old drowned and sadly passed away, while the other boy, 6, was able to be revived with CPR and was then sent to a hospital in North Carolina, according to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Facebook page.

Boy, 4, Drowns In Tragic Cruise Ship Swimming Pool Accident

The Norwegian Cruise Line was sailing off the coast of North Carolina when two boys were pulled from the ships swimming pool. The boys, whose names have not yet been revealed, were both given CPR by the ship’s emergency medical team.

Boy Drowns In Cruise Ship Pool

The 6 year old was able to be resuscitated, but devastatingly, the 4 year-old couldn’t be revived and passed away on board. Coast Guard Petty Officer Adam SanSoucie claimed the boy was taken to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, N.C. with his grandmother and a nurse from the ship. They were flown by a Marine rescue helicopter. His current condition is unknown.

The Norwegian Cruise Line released a statement via their Facebook, stating their apologies and condolences. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the family during this extremely difficult time and are providing full assistance and support.”

Norwegian Cruise Ship Incident Being Investigated

The Norwegian Cruise Line is under investigation following the horrific incident on board. The cruise was traveling along the coast of North Carolina, but it was unclear where the ship was headed. The cruise line claims to be the “newest and largest ship embarking from NYC.”

“The family is in our thoughts and prayers and we ask that you please keep them in you thoughts and prayers as well,” the cruise line said in their online statement.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of these two young boys during this difficult time.

– Sabina Young

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Single Mother

Posted at 10:24 PM on February 16, 2014  


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Posted at 10:20 PM on February 16, 2014  


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Posted at 10:39 PM on February 4, 2014  

What I would like to know is, Who was suppose to be watching them when they drowned!?
That person needs their Bleeps kicked!
Doesn’t matter now because the worst punishment they could have ever gotten is the fact a loved one is now dead.
R.I.P little one.
This is so sad.

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Posted at 2:45 PM on February 4, 2014  

What a terrible tragedy, RIP little boy :(

I’m wondering where the parents were. Lifeguards can only do so much and yes, they should have caught this, but where were the parents???? I never took my eyes off my kids in the water until they were at least in middle school, even then… I still worried.

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Yvonne Cuevas

Posted at 5:15 PM on February 4, 2014  

There are no lifeguards on a cruise ship the cruise ship is there to give customers a good time not to babysit your kids also it states on the instuction page THERE ARE NO NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY maybe a picture will get the message out

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Posted at 10:34 PM on February 4, 2014  

there arent lifeguards on most cruise ships.. an this was an adults only pool

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