A child has reportedly died after falling from Freedom of the Seas while docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Freedom of the Seas Tragedy
According to local news, a young one and half-year-old girl died on Sunday afternoon onboard the 15 passenger deck Freedom of the Seas. The child fell from a deck 11 window after slipping from her grandfather who was apparently holding her at the time.
There are some conflicting reports into how exactly the little girl fell but no matter what this is truly sad news which will no doubt be extremely difficult for the child’s family. The family lives in the United States.
The authorities in Puerto Rico have launched an investigation into how the tragedy happened. We will be updating this post once more facts are known.
Freedom of the Seas is a large cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean. The ship was docked at the Pan American Dock II after ending its 7-day Southern Caribbean cruise and preparing to depart on another 7-day voyage.
The 154,400 gross ton cruise ship has already departed on its next cruise which includes call in St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Antigua, St Lucia and Barbados before returning back to San Juan on July 14. No doubt the child’s death will be on the minds of fellow passengers.
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship has a guest capacity of over 3,700 at double occupancy.