On Friday evening, August 4, 2017, a female child cruise ship passenger aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ cruise ship Carnival Breeze fell from the balcony of her cabin onto a lower deck.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) was notified and once the cruise ship was within range of an American hospital, around 0230 hours on Saturday morning the USCG performed a medevac at sea.
Houston, Texas news station KHOU 11 News reported the child, age 5, and a woman received a United States Coast Guard medevac to Tampa General Hospital in Florida.
Carnival Breeze embarked from Galveston, Texas on Sunday July 30 for a seven-night Caribbean cruise.
Carnival Breeze called at Key West, Florida on August 1, then sailed onto Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas. The cruise ship was sailing from Nassau to Galveston when the child fell and sustained a head trauma, requiring the medevac.
Of course, the question of the day is, how did a five-year-old girl climb up the balcony wall or atop balcony furniture and fall overboard? Why was she out of arm’s reach of the parents?
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