Updated – 15 Oct 2013
The young boys name is Qwentyn Hunter from Winter Gardens near Orlando, Florida. And now more details have come to light of the tragic event. The young boy was playing with his 10 year old brother at the time and then was just found lifeless in the water. We wanted to post a new article about Carnival not having life guards at the ships pools but now isn’t the time. All our thoughts are with the boys family and friends.
A 6 year old boy has sadly drowned on the Carnival Victory cruise ship. The boy was in the mid ship swimming pool on the lido deck which is the open deck of the ship.
The boy was apparently seen by the ships DJ who was playing music at the time. Other passengers also saw the boy who apparently was just floating in the water. Passengers got the boy out of the pool and tried to revive him along with the ships crew and medical staff but with no luck.
A statement from Carnival Cruise Lines says:
“Carnival extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family during this very difficult time. The company’s Care Team is providing assistance and support.”
The Carnival Victory arrived back in Miami on Monday morning after a four day Caribbean cruise.