Child dies after falling from interior deck of cruise ship

AN 8-year-old girl has died after falling from an interior deck of a cruise ship in Miami, Florida.

The tragic accident happened on the Carnival Glory cruise ship around 8:15am on Saturday.

Local police say the child fell from an upper deck to the atrium below whilst the ship was docked at Port Miami.


Emergency services rushed the youngster to the Ryder Trauma Center in an “extremely critical condition”, where she later died.

At a news conference following the incident, Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the child is believed to have fallen about 20 feet.

“We understand that the child may have fallen 20 or so feet from a landing,” he said.

An investigation is now underway.