- Posted October 14, 2013 by
Aftermath of.boy that died on cruise ship
"It was a lot of chaos, people were going crazy, people were praying, they had their hands to the sky. It was a scary scene, seeing a little boy just lifeless," Christian said. "There were a lot of adults, but why wasn't anyone watching the kids? You'd think Carnival would have lifeguards around the pool."
According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, the incident appears to be accidental. A Carnival Cruise spokeswoman said the child was on the ship during the last leg of the 4-day Caribbean cruise.
"Carnival extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family during this very difficult time. The company's CareTeam is providing assistance and support," a statement read. In a follow-up email to CNN, a company spokeswoman said Carnival does not have lifeguards on duty at its pools. "Parental supervision is required for children under 13. In this case, there was a parent present at the time of the incident," she said.
Pool area where boy died