Kid, 4, Dies After Being Found in Cruise Ship Pool

6-year-old airlifted to NC hospital, but 4-year-old pronounced dead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 4, 2014 8:12 AM CST
The Norwegian Breakaway.   (AP Photos/Norwegian Cruise Line)
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(Newser) – A 4-year-old child died after being pulled unresponsive from a swimming pool on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship off the coast of North Carolina yesterday, cruise line and Coast Guard officials said. Crew members were able to revive a 6-year-old boy also found in the pool. He was airlifted to a hospital, where his condition was unknown. The two children were found in the morning on the Norwegian Breakaway, the cruise line said in a statement on its Facebook page.

An emergency medical team on the ship gave both children CPR, but the younger child died. A Coast Guard spokesman said the boy was airlifted by Marine rescue helicopter with his grandmother and a nurse to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, NC. "We extend our deepest sympathies to the family during this extremely difficult time and are providing full assistance and support," the cruise line said in its Facebook statement. "The family is in our thoughts and prayers and we ask that you please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as well." (Read more Norwegian Cruise Line stories.)

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