Girl, 8, Dies in Fall on Cruise Ship Docked in Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl fell to her death after a cruise ship docked in Miami.
The Miami Herald reports that the girl died Saturday morning after falling several floors to the lower deck of the ship’s interior atrium.
Miami-Dade police say the girl fell on the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Glory. She died at a hospital.
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Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll says the distance the girl fell has not been determined, but could have been 25-to-50 feet.
“Our most heartfelt care and concern is with the family at this very difficult time,” said Jennifer De La Cruz, vice president of corporate communications with Carnival, according to a police news release.
Police have not identified the girl, and say the ship has been turned back over to Carnival and resumed normal operations.