4 Year-Old Boy Drowns on NCL Ship, Second Kid Airlifted

February 04, 2014
👤 by John Stansfield

On February 3, 2014, 4 year-old child drowned in the adults’ swimming pool onboard NCL Norwegian Breakaway, authorities said.

Another kid, 6 year-old boy, was also found unresponsive, but was lucky to be revived by crew.

Norwegian Cruise Line published on their Facebook page they were extremely saddened to report that the tragedy occured onboard NCL Norwegian Breakaway Monday morning.

2014 NCL Norwegian Breakaway accident

NCL emergency team had been called to notify that two little kids had been unresponsive on pool deck.

Team had immediately responded and administered CPR to both.

The younger child had passed away onboard.

The older kid, accompanied by a nurse from ship and his grandma had then been airlifted by U.S. Coast Guard to the medical facility which was closest – Carteret General Hospital in North Carolina, Morehead City NC/Carteret County.

Coast Guard Officer Andrew Gemuenden reported that when the call came in, Breakaway was 40 miles off Cape Lookout, N.C. After the marine helicopter shuttled the survived kid, doctors said he was in stable condition.

Norwegian Breakaway accident 2014The identities of the kids have not been yet revealed and it’s unclear if they were related.

Breakaway was on her second day of a weeklong voyage from New York to Florida and Bahamas.

This is the third accident for the last nine months that involves children permanently injured or drowned in cruise ship pools.

The first tragedy involved also a 4-years old kid who slipped under water on Disney Fantasy and sustained brain damage.

The following news article is open for updates.


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