Child falls 2 stories in ship at port

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#41
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So tragic. I can't imagine what they are feeling. These things can happen so quickly, small children are unpredictable. I am sure they are blaming themselves enough that they don't need others to do so as well.
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I am surprised that more of these types of accidents don't happen more often. The way children run around the ship unsupervised it is no wonder. The article didn't elaborate as to the circumstances surrounding her fall. Very sad way to end a cruise for her family.
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#43
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Our grandson - reminded us of a monkey as he wanted to climb anything and everything once on board. Spent the week saying “no or you know better”.

He has a very distinctive scar from crawling up the armoire drawers - after it fell on him - in his parents bedroom.


Apparently someone died in the Miami area today due to an accident with his mower.


I survived without seatbelts.


Accidents happen, everywhere and everyday.


Tragic yes. A learning experience, yes. Children are so quick, dash here and there. Again, a tragic accident.


I used to think the leash on a child was cruel. In today’s environment, the parent knows where that child is (and, no, haven’t seen one in awhile, even at Disney World).
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Larking around happens and accidents happen, my sympathies go out to the parents. I just hope that this doesn’t result in some knee jerk over-reaction to raise every railing by 12 inches and put safety catch nets in every atrium. You cannot make everything in the world absolutely safe.
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Sad news. The girl passed away.


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Originally posted by Winchester Ranger
Larking around happens and accidents happen, my sympathies go out to the parents. I just hope that this doesn’t result in some knee jerk over-reaction to raise every railing by 12 inches and put safety catch nets in every atrium. You cannot make everything in the world absolutely safe.
I give it 20 years and we'll have bars or fencing on our balconys.
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Such a tragic accident. My heart goes out to the family, those that witnessed it and the employees. My daughter is around that age and my heart hurts just thinking of this. I would say I'm a very over protective mother, but kids are quick and accidents can happen to anyone. So sad.
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Originally posted by Dancing Shoes
I have too. It takes a village to raise a child. My heart goes out to the family of this child.
Sadly those days are over. You take a huge chance scolding a millennial’s kid.
#50
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Originally posted by blarko
How awful for the crew who may have had to deal with this tradegy to have to go back to work, business as usual.
I was thinking exactly this when I saw that photo posted of the lobby. What a thing to have happen, especially in front of numerous people.
We boarded Victory the day after a child had drowned in the main pool on the previous cruise. The deejay above the pool was the first one to spot the child and was first on the scene. To Carnival's credit, he was given the next three days off.

Originally posted by Winchester Ranger
Larking around happens and accidents happen, my sympathies go out to the parents. I just hope that this doesn’t result in some knee jerk over-reaction to raise every railing by 12 inches and put safety catch nets in every atrium. You cannot make everything in the world absolutely safe.
No, but I've noticed a move away from towering high atriums in more recently built hotels, as well as on Vista (and soon, Horizon). Some of this shift is due to engineering and climate-control issues, but I think some is also due to liability concerns.
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Originally posted by deasmom
Is it possible that she slipped under the railing?

No, there is no open space to slip under. Railing is mostly plexiglas and goes all the way to the floor. EM
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As I said in a previous post, it may have been very easy for her to climb on carry on luggage and leaned over too far.
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[QUOTEOriginally posted by Dancing Shoes I have too. It takes a village to raise a child. My heart goes out to the family of this child. ][/quote]

No it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes a mother and father to raise a child. I would never render my child over to a village to take care of my child.

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So sad to hear. We have children in her age group. We cruise frequently. Definitely feel for her parents. Our hearts and prayers for her family and friends.


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Absolutely heartbreaking, however it happened. My prayers are with her family.
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#57
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Absolutely breaks my heart. My daughter is 8 and I just can't imagine. We were on the Breeze this summer right after a child had fallen off the the balcony and landed on 5. I've been wondering how that child was.
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How sad. I just took my 8 year old grandson on NCL.in June. I always worried about pools and railings. Kids are kids. Always on the move and curious. My prayers to to the family.
I will say by the pictures,the crew tried to block the view from on lookers.

PLEASE DO NOT judge as we do not know specifics.
You all know how crazy disembarkation can get.

My crew friends on NCL really were eeffected by a drowning on board a couple years back. However, all cruise lines drill for assorted onboard emergencies.
Carnival has good emergency response folks as I learned a few years back touring the Triumph with our firefighter Explorer group.
I agree with one poster, the press seems to jump on cruise ship incidents.
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Originally posted by Winchester Ranger
Larking around happens and accidents happen, my sympathies go out to the parents. I just hope that this doesn’t result in some knee jerk over-reaction to raise every railing by 12 inches and put safety catch nets in every atrium. You cannot make everything in the world absolutely safe.






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Originally posted by firemanbobswife
There are only a couple spots on deck 9 where she could have fell from if that’s really where it happened. I’ve heard conflicting reports.

This is the pic from embarkation today on deck 3. I haven’t heard anything else yet. Not saying this is where it happened because I don’t know. It’s the only thing that looks out of the ordinary. So sad.


This is where she landed, I can’t believe after what I saw that the carpet didn’t have to be replaced. From everything that I heard today she hit her head on that table.